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Literacy/English Language Arts Education Assistant/Associate Professor

Literacy/English Language Arts Education Assistant/Associate Professor

Job No: 528751
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department: 18050000 - ED-STL SCHL-TEACH / LEARN

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Job Description:

The University of Florida seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Literacy/English Language Arts (K-12) Education in the School of Teaching and Learning. The position is part of the Languages and Literacies in Education program in the School of Teaching and Learning at UF which includes the Reading, English as a Second/Additional Language, English Language Arts, and English Education program areas and builds upon a rich tradition of excellence in scholarship on language and literacy teaching and learning and teacher education and preparation. This faculty member will join a collaborative, cohesive, and energetic community of scholars within the College that is committed to high quality teaching, research, and service.

We seek candidates whose research focuses on issues of national and international importance, including but not limited to: elementary literacy learning, teaching, and assessment; literacy teacher education; literacy processes; writing development; ELA pedagogy; children's/young adult literature; literacy practices in and out of school; literacy learning and practice in diverse settings; literacy and technology, rhetoric and composition; writing across curriculum (K-12).

The successful applicant for the tenure-track position is expected to maintain a systematic line of research; seek external research funding; contribute to instruction of undergraduate and graduate students; and recruit and mentor doctoral students. This 9-month faculty appointment will begin August 2024 and includes the possibility of summer employment.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minoritized groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1906, the College of Education at the University of Florida has consistently earned national recognition for its excellence. The college has secured rankings of either #1 or #2 for Online Graduate Education over the past eight years. The college is ranked 10th for graduate education among public colleges of education in the U.S. News & World Report. Impressively, the college boasts four academic programs within the top 20 of the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (4th), Special Education (4th), Elementary Education (17th) and Secondary Education (20th). Notably, the Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program received the 2020 Program of the Year accolade from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

The college has a global reach with more than 35,000 UF “EduGator” alumni spread across the world. Stay connected through social media, search “UF College of Education” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, X and YouTube.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 5th among public universities. Furthermore, UF is #1 nationally for online undergraduate education. National recognition such as being named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Student from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and ranking 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF's commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. Most recently, UF was named a “5-star college” by Money magazine's “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a vibrant college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools and other amenities. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America's best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida's famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our college and university to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in English education, literacy education, elementary education, rhetoric and composition, curriculum and instruction, applied linguistics, or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be conferred by August 15, 2024.
  • K-12 teaching and/or experience in school settings.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to publish in premier academic journals
  • Potential for pursuing and securing external funding
  • Evidence of collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching elementary language arts methods, composition theory, writing pedagogy, and/or children's literature
  • Record of excellence in teaching and/or mentoring students in higher education contexts
  • K-12 teaching and/or supervisory experience in the United States
  • Experience designing and delivering high quality instruction in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida's employment website If technical assistance is needed, please contact Human resources at (352) 392-2477. Complete applications include: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) contact information for three references, who after further review will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

    Applicants should reference requisition 528751, position number 00034004. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Angela Kohnen, Search Committee Chair ( Review of candidates will begin on November 20, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 20, 2023. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

    The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews are open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit

    The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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