Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy - Tenure Track

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy - Tenure Track


DAL-Teacher Education & Admin-518200


School of Education

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Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The School of Education at UNT-Dallas seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families, and communities by providing high-quality, student focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community inspired to support.

Position Summary:

The incumbent in this tenure-track position which will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, program coordination, supporting advisement of majors, and engaging in high quality applied research/scholarly activities and grant writing. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curricular improvements and service and community engagement including, but not limited to development, community development, service learning, recruiting, program assessment, accreditation, student advisement, and committee leadership. Summer school teaching is possible, but is dependent on budget and course demand.

Expectations for tenure-track faculty at UNT-Dallas include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high-quality research and scholarship, service and program development. Faculty are expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, program accreditation, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate courses and specialized graduate courses. Applications cannot be considered unless all required documents have been received.

Minimum Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have the minimum qualifications of:
• Doctorate degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Reading Education, Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Teacher Education with at least 18 credit hours at the doctoral level or EdS level in reading/literacy.
• Established record of research agenda and a demonstrated trajectory of improving scholarly achievement.
• Evidence of publishing and/or presentations as a scholar/researcher commensurate with rank.
• Demonstrated experience teaching courses in early childhood and elementary education for accredited higher education institutions.
• A minimum of three years teaching, in the public school systems in elementary education subjects.
• Availability to teach face-to-face, hybrid, or online for both day, evening, and/or weekend courses.
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Teacher education, state certification in subject matter or administration for education positions.
● Three years or more experience as reading education teacher in U.S. public schools
● One year or more experience as an instructor in US higher education/university level

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have the preferred qualifications of:
● Hold an additional ESL supplemental certification
● Established grant writing track record with experiences as a principle investigator or co-investigator.
● Experience using technology in teaching, and experience teaching hybrid web or online courses.
● Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary work across divisions and departments.
● Demonstrated intercultural communication skills with multicultural populations
● Experience using technology in teaching, and experience teaching hybrid or online courses.
● Academic experience working on a campus with culturally diverse students, staff, and faculty.
● Record of public engagement with parents and community groups
● Bilingual (Spanish)

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 50 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit the following for consideration—
1. Current CV
2. A letter of application that outlines your interest, qualifications, and experience for the position
3. Contact information for three professional references
4. Unofficial graduate transcripts

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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 4/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time