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Posting Number:

F1104P

Working Title:

Professor

Department:

COE-Language & Literacy Educ

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Department of Language and Literacy Education has contributed to this stature locally, nationally, and internationally. Many faculty collaborate with other MFE COE departments in program development, research partnerships, and other associations. The department has developed programs that meet the University of Georgia’s mission to expand students’ Experiential Learning through service-learning projects, community inquiry programs, summer programs designed to serve the local community, and related initiatives. The faculty have long held leadership roles in national and international organizations dedicated to language and literacy education. Departmental faculty have also developed international collaborations with educators in Russia, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, and other locations. The Connally Family Endowed Distinguished Professor of Literacy Education will find the department to be a dynamic and stimulating environment for advancing the field’s understanding of literacy research and pedagogy.
As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) is committed to promoting diversity in education and society through its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, through its research and teaching missions, and through collaborative work with community residents and organizations. It consistently ranks nationally in the top ten Elementary Education and curriculum and Instruction programs. The excellence of the faculty has enabled the MFEC OE to recruit doctoral students nationally and internationally and place them in a variety of prestigious positions following graduation, further enhancing the College’s outstanding reputation around the globe.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://coe.uga.edu/directory/language-and-literacy-education

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

11/19/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit:
• Letter of application
• Research Statement
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three recent publications
• Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the candidate has been notified.

Applications received by Feb 18, 2022, will be assured full consideration. Address questions to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Kevin Burke ([email protected]) and Dr. Mary Guay ([email protected]).

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Professor

Faculty Rank:

Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in reading/literacy education or a related field

Position Summary:

The Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia is
pleased to announce the Connally Family Distinguished Professorship in Literacy
Education at the rank Professor beginning August 2022. We seek an individual with
outstanding accomplishments in research in the area of early reading/literacy
development. Within our department’s overall emphasis on multiple and comprehensive approaches to languages, literacies, teaching, learning, families, communities, and society, the Connally Family Distinguished Professorship in Literacy Education will reflect the department’s distinguished history, complement its current research emphases, and make important and forward-thinking contributions to the future of the department and its ideals.

The successful candidate will provide intellectual leadership in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and beyond and will conduct high-impact research in early reading/literacy development. We seek an established scholar who has a proven and ambitious research agenda, including developing proposals for external funding, overseeing project implementation, sharing research through scholarly writing and presentations, mentoring graduate students, contributing to the preparation of teachers for effective reading instruction, and collaborating with faculty on research activities related to the mission of the department. The candidate will also join us in our commitment to diversifying higher education and further serving our diverse programmatic and student needs and interests.

The candidate will hold tenure in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in
the Mary Frances Early College of Education and contribute to the research, instructional,
and service missions of this academic department.

Additional Requirements:

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf) and College of Education, Language and Literacy Education criteria (https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Language_and_Literacy_Education2015.pdf).

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Required Qualifications:

  • Established program of research related to early reading/literacy development
  • Established record of securing external funding for research
  • Outstanding national and international reputation in the field of Reading or Literacy Education
  • Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

To teach graduate and undergraduate courses. To provide intellectual leadership in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and beyond and will conduct high-impact research in early reading/literacy development. To maintain/develop a research agenda, including developing proposals for external funding, overseeing project implementation, sharing research through scholarly writing and presentations, mentoring graduate students, contributing to the preparation of teachers for effective reading instruction, and collaborating with faculty on research activities related to the mission of the department.

Percentage Of Time:

100

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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