Assistant Professor of Literacy Education (Tenure Track):
(Elementary Teacher Education emphasis)
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies (C&I/LS) in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education position (9-month contract) to begin in August of 2020. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in literacy studies.
Currently, the C&I/LS department offers both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs leading to an elementary education degree and K-6 certification, including Bachelor's and post-baccalaureate degree programs. We also offer a graduate Reading Specialist degree (online) and a Ph.D. in Education.
The successful candidate will teach online and traditional on-campus courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, publish high quality research, seek external research funding, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and profession. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to fostering diversity and an inclusive culture through their teaching, research, and service.
Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses in literacy education/studies.
Engage in scholarly activities related to literacy education/studies that lead to publications and external funding.
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on doctoral committees, and direct doctoral research in Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. program.
Provide service to the Department, College, University, State of West Virginia, and the profession.
Engagement with accreditation process including but not limited to Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) (i.e., elementary education, literacy/Reading Specialist) .
40% Research and Scholarship, including high quality journal publications and pursuit of external funding related to productive research agenda
40% Teaching (online and traditional on-campus courses), mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to program development
20% Service, building and maintaining appropriate community connections, contributing to departmental, college, and university functioning related to shared governance. Developing and sustaining school partnerships that support the professional development and mentoring of prospective and practicing teachers.
Target Start Date: August 2020
Application Process: Consideration of applicants for this tenure-track, nine-month appointment will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until a hiring decision is made. The following application materials are to be submitted: c over letter describing research and teaching experience and interests that address the required and preferred qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and PDFs of up to three representative publications.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.