Assistant Professor, English Language Arts

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Position is full-time academic year, tenure-track, and permanent.

The University of Rhode Island’s School of Education invites applications for a full-time position in elementary education with specialization in English language arts and special education focus beginning in Fall 2020 as a tenure track assistant professor. The URI School of Education’s elementary teacher education program prepares students for RI certification in grades 1 – 6.

Duties and responsibilities include developing and maintaining an appropriate agenda of research and funding; teaching courses for elementary teacher education and special education, including, but not limited to methods of teaching language arts, methods of teaching students with special needs, and early literacy; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and engaging in local, state, and national professional service.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00171).  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position, (#2) Curriculum Vitae should include the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete pdf doc), (#3) Statement of teaching philosophy, including your approach to teaching a diverse student body (as one complete pdf doc), and (#4) “Other” – Statement of research interests.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 15, 2020. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (January 15, 2020) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: F00171
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 12/9/2019
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