Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Charlotte, NC
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
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.
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.
- 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 Aug. 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.Job Open Date:
01/17/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
08/15/2023Proposed Hire Date:
Michael Putman, [email protected], 704-687-8019
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students. The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.
In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:
- An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
- A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
- A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
- A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.
To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:
- Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
- Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
- Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
- Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
- Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
- Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations. For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.
Diversity at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds. All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole. UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/
To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf
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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.
The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan. At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives. This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.
As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:
- We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
- We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
- We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community.
The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity. The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:
1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.
2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.
3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.
4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.
5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.
6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.
7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.
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