Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Literacy Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 10, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Literacy Education

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announces an open rank tenure-track (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) position in Literacy Education. We seek candidates who work in the areas of multiple and critical literacies and whose research challenges and extends definitions of literacy. Candidates should have a strong research background with a history of or potential for securing external funding. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership in preparing both pre-service and in-service K-12 educators to think critically about literacy instruction.

Candidates will be expected to teach in the literacy master's program serving K-12 educators. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have the background knowledge necessary to work with in-service teachers across elementary, middle, and high school levels. A variety of literacy courses are offered in the program. Classes focus on understanding current theory and research, teaching writing, working with students who have reading/writing difficulties, and literacy policy. The ideal candidate will be able to teach one-two of these courses. Additionally opportunities will be available for teaching doctoral level literacy courses and potentially teaching in the undergraduate elementary or middle grades education program.

Context: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a doctoral granting institution in the University of North Carolina system. The School of Education offers licensure and master's degrees as well as a new doctoral program in Cultural Studies and Literacies. The colleague we seek will bring a strong research orientation and commitment to work with colleagues both across the School of Education and with other related disciplines to improve literacy education both in North Carolina and nationally.

1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Literacy Education, including courses for pre-service and in-service teachers.
2. Advise masters and doctoral students with interests in literacy education
3. Meet expectations for scholarship, including grant writing, and publication appropriate for a research-intensive institution.
4. Contribute to the instructional, research, and outreach mission of the School of Education and the University.
5. Participate in local, state, and national conversations on improving literacy instruction for students.
6. Provide leadership in planning and implementing strategies for creating a more diverse student community in the School of Education's programs of study.

1. Earned doctorate in literacy education or appropriately related field

1. Demonstrated ability to collaborate productively with other educators both at the university and in K-12 schools to improve literacy education.
2. Demonstrated program of research in literacy that that has significantly contributed to the empirical and theoretical literature in the field of literacy
3. Demonstrated ability to be an outstanding university-level teacher, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
4. Experience teaching pre-service and/or in-service teachers.

The Application Process: To apply for the position, attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, four reference names with full contact information, and two writing samples that reflect your scholarly accomplishments, using the online application process at The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will remain open until filled.

For more information, email Dr. Leigh A. Hall ( or please consult: OR

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at