The Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in culturally and linguistically diverse children’s literature and additional strengths in reading and writing pedagogies and/or assessment for P-8 students.
This Tenure Track Assistant Professor will be affiliated with the Literacies and Children’s Literature (LCL) program area in the department and is expected to contribute to our legacy of faculty who have influenced the field of children’s literature and literacy education. We are seeking a colleague whose scholarship in children’s literature and literacy education is grounded in cultural relevance, social justice, and anti-racist pedagogies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position that begins in August 2024.
Responsibilities include the following:
▪ Have an active research agenda that contributes to the scholarly advancement and reputation in the field of children’s literature and literacy education;
▪ Seek and secure external funding for research;
▪ Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s literature and literacy education (face-to-face, online, and/or blended);
▪ Mentor and advise graduate students;
▪ Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service; and
▪ Contribute to our annual Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature events as well as other university and community partnerships.
▪ A doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in children’s literature, literacy education, or a related field by the August 2024 start date. ABDs will be considered if the degree is awarded by the August 2024 start date.
▪ Evidence of emerging high-impact scholarship;
▪ Evidence of strong potential for obtaining external funding to support research programs; and
▪ A minimum of one year of university teaching as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant
Evidence of scholarly expertise in culturally and linguistically diverse children’s literature;
Evidence of incorporating diverse children’s literature into P-5 curricula;
A minimum of two years of P-5 outreach or teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse schools or communities;
Evidence of secured research funding; and
A minimum of one year of university and professional service as a faculty member or graduate student
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications must be submitted through https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/341827
and must include the following documents:
Letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and required qualifications as described above;
A curriculum vita;
Two recent publications (in-press acceptable);
A statement that discusses and documents how your scholarship reflects the mission statements of the Mary Frances Early College of Education and the University of Georgia.
The names, university affiliation, and email addresses of three people who can provide letters of reference. References will not be contacted until the search committee has corresponded with the applicant.
Please note that official transcripts and a syllabus example will be requested at a later date.
Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jennifer Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The search committee will give first consideration to complete applications submitted by October 23, 2023. Application reviews will continue until the position is filled.
About The Literacies and Children’s Literature’s (LCL) Program Area
The Literacies and Children’s Literature (LCL) program area offers the following degrees: M.A. in Education, M.Ed. in Reading Education, Ed.S. in Education, and Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education. The Department’s online M.Ed. in Reading Education with an Emphasis in New and Digital Literacies is designed for certified teachers and literacy education professionals. LCL is committed to further serving our programmatic and student needs through the addition of a scholar who adds to our epistemological and methodological approaches. The LCL program area is responsible for two annual, state-wide literacy experiences: the Georgia Children’s Book Awards and the Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature.