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Position Summary:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education (COE) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking applications for a fulltime tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Reading, Language Arts and Children’s Literature. The successful applicant will join the school's dynamic, multidisciplinary programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, that prepare professionals in education and related fields. Undergraduate programs include: Elementary Education and Secondary Education with certification and endorsement in Reading and ESOL, and Early Childhood Education. Graduate programs include master’s degrees in: Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education plus Certification, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Reading Education, Educational Psychology, and Instructional Technology as well an Ed.S. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from members of underrepresented and minoritized groups who will enrich and expand the inclusiveness of departmental perspectives, discourse and deliberations. We seek candidates who will collaborate with colleagues across the program, college and university to build socially and critically conscious education programs. The selected candidate will support the university’s designation as a Hispanic/Minority Serving Institution, the college’s mission to uphold diversity, equity and inclusion in public education, and the department’s strong commitment to advance social justice through transformative education.

Position Summary/ Responsibilities

We seek a colleague in reading, language arts and children’s literature who will enhance, develop and teach core reading courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels across online, hybrid and face to face formats; advise students and supervise field experiences; assist with the preparation and submission of state required reading assessments including gathering, compiling, and organizing data; sustain a robust research agenda commensurate with an aspiring Research I institution that is home to the state’s most diverse student body, in a college that serves richly diverse school districts; and engage in institutional and community service as appropriate, including participation on faculty committees and doctoral dissertation committees.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate’s research agenda and teaching philosophy should demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the theories of reading, reading development, and reading assessment grounded in culturally and linguistically responsive reading instruction, and social justice education practices across a variety of settings and learning contexts. The candidate will be expected to integrate evidenced-based practices to create teaching and learning opportunities that support the development of content and pedagogical knowledge in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, including modeling effective teaching strategies that aid in differentiated instruction at the PK-6 level. The candidate should be knowledgeable about and facilitate students’ critical engagement with current trends in the field, such as the “science of reading,” censorship of children’s literature, reading assessment, and should be aware of programs in use in area schools.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the foundations of reading in elementary and early childhood education; participate in all meetings and assigned committees related to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; work collaboratively and ethically with other faculty, staff, and students within the department, college, and university, while promoting the mission and goals of the department and the teaching profession; and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Reading or Literacy; a minimum of 15 units of graduate coursework in literacy at the time of hire
•Established record of scholarly work in the field of literacy and active scholarly participation in professional educational organizations
•Practical teaching experience as a reading instructor at the PK-12 through college or university levels.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively work with students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds using innovative instructional approaches and methods
•Teaching experience using multiple technologies to deliver (eLearning, hybrid courses and face to face instruction as well as supervision in the schools)
•A record of engagement in professional service and community engagement activities that align with the advancement of the field of reading/literacy


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Education


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:


Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until April 1, 2023 or until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) a professional statement (no more than 2 pages double spaced) that describes their underlying philosophy on teaching, research and service and how diversity, equity and inclusion are conceptualized within their professional practice (4) three professional references including email addresses of individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, in terms of graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, scholarship, and community service. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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