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Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Education, Teacher Education
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

F1378P

Working Title:

Professor

Department:

COE-Language & Literacy Educ

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 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 MFECOE 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. 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 Professor of Reading Education will find the department to be a dynamic and stimulating environment for advancing the field’s understanding of literacy research and pedagogy.

The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located in Athens, Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, food and cost of living, as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area, the beautiful Georgia coast, the North Georgia mountains, and other natural features (see www.visitathensga.com and www.georgia.gov).

Posting Type:

External

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2023

Job Posting Date:

09/13/2022

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 October 14th, 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]).

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
2023. 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:

Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education.

Please review the Department of Language and Literacy Education’s promotion and tenure guidelines for more information on requirements for tenure and the rank of Professor. Any request for tenure must be approved before hiring.

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

  • 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

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
US
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