Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child LiteracyClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
College of Education (Col)Department:
Reading and Elementary EducationPosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy will maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities; teach undergraduate students with an opportunity to teach graduate courses (face-to-face, hybrid and online); mentor faculty; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in programmatic development of the college and literacy initiatives at the institution, local, state, national, and international levels.Minimum Experience/Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Qualifications include a doctoral degree from an accredited institution, an excellent research record, effective professional experience, commitment to diversity in programs and people, and experience in leadership in some capacity.Special Notes to Applicants:
Some administrative experience is desired but not necessary. Other desired qualifications include success in securing external funding, leadership in tenure and promotional review, and outreach to schools and other educational partners.
In addition to the above, the following criteria apply:
- The Spangler Distinguished Professor will conduct research in early literacy to advance the field and establish a strong presence for the Cato College in the state and nation as a leader in reading instruction. Candidates must have an established record of securing external funding, and an extensive record of research productivity in early literacy.
- The appointee will teach at least one course annually in the Cato College’s teacher preparation programs, with the opportunity to teach graduate and doctoral-level courses. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to mentoring doctoral students and faculty.
- In alignment with North Carolina’s goals for early literacy, the appointee will work with school, district, and state-level leaders in university/school partnerships to design and deliver high-quality professional development for in-service teachers that will significantly enhance the capacity of schools to employ evidence-based practices in reading instruction with fidelity.
- The appointee will be expected to engage in collaboration with other educator preparation programs as a community of literacy champions to share effective, evidence-based literacy practices for teacher candidates across the state.
- Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Reading/Literacy, Special Education, or a closely related field from an accredited university and currently hold a faculty rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.
Application materials should include:
- A cover letter that describes how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations of the position, including a concise statement of their research agenda;
- A current and complete curriculum vita;
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed;
- Names, mailing addresses (including title and organization), telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references (including relationship between applicant and reference). At least one reference should be affiliated with a local school or be a community colleague; and
- Three samples of data-based publications within the last five years.
Apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please attach each of the numbered items above to the submission. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact Dr. Michael Putman at [email protected]
, Chair, Department of Reading and Elementary Education. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.Job Open Date:
05/03/2022Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
07/06/2022Proposed Hire Date:
Michael Putman, [email protected], 704-687-8019