Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-18
The Curry School of Education & Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks an innovative scholar for a position at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) professor rank. This is a 9-month salaried faculty position in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education in the area of reading and specific reading disability.
The School is especially interested in applicants whose work spans reading education, elementary education and special education. Preference will be given to individuals whose research concentrates on the early childhood years. The faculty member will collaborate with program and department faculty implementing teacher preparation and reading specialist programs and designing and delivering masters and doctoral level courses. The successful candidate is expected to design and conduct rigorous research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding. Other duties include teaching reading program, elementary education, special education and/or early childhood reading/literacy courses; mentoring doctoral students' research and dissertation activities; advising undergraduate and graduate students on courses of study; and supervising graduate students' practica and related learning activities. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with colleagues on course, program, and curriculum development in teacher education, and maintain a strong record of scholarship and active collaborative grant proposals.
Required qualifications and experience:
- Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Education, Reading Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or appropriate related fields;
- Experience in early childhood or elementary education contexts teaching young children to read;
- The ability to teach courses in reading/literacy development in teacher education and reading specialist settings as well as at the masters and doctoral level;
- Experience in the development and evidence of leadership within reading programs and collaboration across programs in the department (ECE, Elementary Education, Special Education);
- A record of scholarship that demonstrates the ability to make strong links between theory and one’s own research agenda to practice in young children/students in K to 12, teachers, and/or policy makers.
Candidates applying at the assistant professor level must provide evidence of scholarship that has potential to obtain extramural funding; candidates applying at the associate professor level must have demonstrated scholarly work and effective teaching and have achieved an acceptable level of national standing in their disciplines or professions, and have a proven record of obtaining extramural funding.
Preferred qualifications and experience:
- Experience working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students;
- Experience with online teaching;
- Proven record of collaboration with diverse groups of students and faculty;
- Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
- Eligibility for licensure as a teacher in Virginia or another state.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “Assistant / Associate Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development". Complete the application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please apply through Workday, and search for “Assistant / Associate Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development". Complete the application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
***Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.*** Review of applicants will begin October 17, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
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