Associate Professor - Elem Literacy Education (K-6)

Lincoln, NE
Sep 17, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Position Information

Working TitleAssociate Professor - Elem Literacy Education (K-6)DepartmentTeaching Learning & Teacher Educ-1045Requisition NumberF_190151Posting Open Date09/13/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)10/15/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an open faculty position for an associate professor of elementary literacy education (K-6). Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education with an emphasis in literacy and reading; producing scholarly research and publications; providing leadership in literacy education within the graduate program; supervising field experiences; advising graduate students; collaborating with schools; contributing to institutional initiatives directed toward excellence in teacher education; and engaging in service to the department, college, university, and community.

Our new faculty colleague in elementary literacy education will be joining an exciting community of scholars who are actively engaged in teacher education and teacher professional development. The department is committed to preparing and supporting exceptional educators who are innovative and reflective scholar practitioners. The department’s values of scholarship, teaching, and service are grounded in affirming diversity, creating knowledge and innovation, engaging with a broad array of communities, fostering a sense of belonging, and promoting civic engagement. Additional information about the Department and College of Education and Human Sciences can be found at and

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in education or related field
  • Three years of teaching experience in elementary school settings
  • Teacher education teaching experience (including teacher supervision)
  • Evidence of a strong publication record in refereed journals and other educational publications
  • Evidence of a nationally visible research agenda commensurate with the expectations of highly research active institutions
  • Evidence of professional institutional and national service
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in multilingual/multicultural school environments
  • Experience teaching multiple grade levels in public elementary school settings
  • Demonstrated evidence to secure external funding for research
  • Experience with emergent biliteracy
  • Experience with digital, academic, and content area literacies
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredPosted SalaryHow to Apply

Click “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach the following documents: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three professional references, and 4) research statement, teaching statement, and a scholarly writing sample. Statements and writing sample can all be combined into one document and attached as “Other Document.”

Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Dr. Loukia K Sarroub, Literacy Search Committee Chair, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, PO Box 880355, Lincoln, NE 68588-0355. Letters of recommendation must be received by the application review date in order to receive full consideration for the position.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Dr. Loukia Sarroub
[email protected]

Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?NoIf Temporary, indicate end datePlanned Hire DateAugust 2020Appointment End DateSupplemental Questions

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    Required DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References
    4. Other Document
    Optional Documents

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