Job Description

Assistant Professor in Literacy Education

Posting Numberreq11055
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentLanguage Literacy Sociocultural LL (842A)
Academic LocationCollege of Education
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the UNM College of Education, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Literacy Education beginning August 2020. The UNM College of Education, comprised of five academic departments, is a future-oriented, dynamic professional school organized to reflect the following values: Advocacy, Building Professional Identities, Collaboration, Strong School/University Partnerships, Diversity & Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Inquiry/Scholarship, and Teaching and Learning.

The Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies offers an MA degree with a concentration in language arts and literacy and the opportunity for doctoral studies with focused studies in literacy. Literacy faculty in the department are expected to maintain an active research/scholarship, teaching, and service agenda. The successful candidate will teach courses in literacy at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate will recruit applicants and lead cohort programs in Literacy MA programs, participate in program admissions, assessments/ evaluations, overall program development, develop new graduate courses. The candidate will maintain an active scholarly agenda, as broadly defined in our department and university, and participate in service activities that support the core values of the College of Education and the mission of the Literacy Program and the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field by August 2020
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching in U.S. elementary schools
  • Minimum 3 years working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students in school or community setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience teaching pre-kindergarten to 6 grade students or educator preparation
  • Established research program in new literacies, potentially including visual literacies for young children in grades pre-kindergarten to 3rd
  • Demonstrated experience researching and teaching with community-based literacy frameworks and applying critical lenses to literacy experiences of young children
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cohort programs (recruiting, advising, teaching)
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching language arts/literacy in schools and various communities: local, state, national, and/or international
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Application Instructions Interested applicants are required to submit: * Letter of interest describing qualification for the position * Curriculum vitae with three references contact information * Transcript of highest degree earned and content area* Statement of teaching and diversity* Statement of research/scholarly work* One sample publication of scholarly work* Letter from the graduate chair indicating status of dissertation work (for PhD Candidate applicants)The posting will remain open until filled with a best consideration date of 30 days after the position is posted. The review of material will begin by late Fall 2019 semester. The position is available beginning August 2020. The Department of Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To apply visit this link: Successful applicants appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/25/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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