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Lecturer of Reading

University of North Texas
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Jul 16, 2021

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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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Lecturer of Reading


DAL-Teacher Education & Admin-518200


School of Education

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Salary Information:

Salary 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 Lecturer position which will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, supporting advisement of majors, and engaging in School of Education activities including 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.

●Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses to students with diverse backgrounds
●Provide instructional leadership for teacher certification in the education programs at undergraduate and graduate levels
●Reviewing, Designing, implementing, and/or publishing meaningful applied research (specifically in Reading/Literacy Education)
●Fully participate in internal and external service such as public engagement, ongoing curriculum improvement, student recruiting, student advisement and mentoring, program assessment, program development and leadership, and committee responsibilities
●Support external funded programs and collaborate with colleagues to actively seek and obtain grants through various funding sources
●Engage in continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching
●May be assigned to teach evening and/or Saturday classes, develop and/or teach hybrid courses
●May be assigned to supervise field experiences for teacher education candidates
●May be assigned to provide support for State Certification Exams by means of tutorials, one-on-one sessions, or presentation sessions for students
●Possess the ability to collaborate with colleagues to engage in research as related to the field of literacy and reading
●Develop and maintain collaborative and professional partnerships/relationships with local schools and provide service at the university, state, local and national levels
●Teach clinical literacy courses at undergraduate and graduate levels

Minimum Qualifications:

●Doctorate degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in in Reading Education, Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Teacher Education with at least 18 credit hours at the doctoral level in reading/literacy.
●Evidence of publishing and/or presentations as a scholar.
●Demonstrated experience teaching courses in reading for K12 and/or accredited higher education institutions.
●Availability to teach face-to-face, hybrid, or online for both day, evening, and/or weekend courses.
●Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
●Demonstrated extensive knowledge of theories and practice of literacy/reading education
●Three years or more experience as reading education teacher in U.S. public schools
●Experience using technology in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
●Demonstrated experience teaching courses in reading for accredited higher education institutions.
●Experience teaching hybrid web or online courses.
●Hold an additional ESL supplemental certification
●Established grant writing track record with experiences as a principle investigator or co-investigator.
●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:

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 showing at least 18 hours of doctoral-level credits in reading.
For additional information contact 972-338-1503 or [email protected] Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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