Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Children's Literature/Literacy

Brigham Young University in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 24, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Teacher Education Department at Brigham Young University invites applications for a full-time, continuing faculty status track, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in Childrens Literature.
Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the universitys honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Qualifications
An earned doctorate degree with specialization in literacy education and childrens literature from an accredited university
Rank of assistant, associate, or full professor
At least two years successful experience as a public school teacher
Experience teaching childrens literature courses
Evidence showing a pattern of successful university teaching and, commensurate with academic rank, experience directing graduate degree theses and/or dissertations within the fields of literacy and childrens literature
A publishing record in the area of childrens literature and literacy in peer-reviewed journals and professional books commensurate with academic rank
A history of activity in state, regional, and especially national professional organizations commensurate with academic rank
An understanding or interest in and commitment to working with English Language Learners
An understanding of the current literature, trends, and issues in teacher education, specifically in the areas of literacy and childrens literature.

 

Responsibilities
Develop and teach high-quality undergraduate and graduate university courses in childrens literature
Provide meaningful service to the department, school, and university
Be active in national professional organizations focused on literacy and childrens literature
Provide quality mentoring to undergraduate students
Serve as a member of the graduate faculty
Provide mentoring to graduate students, including serving as chair or as a member of thesis and/or dissertation committees
Serve as chair of the planning committee for the annual BYU symposium on Books for Young Readers
Work collaboratively with others in the department and across campus who have background and interest in books for young readers and literacy
Organize and promote other childrens literature programs and activities on campus
Undertake ongoing scholarship in the field of childrens literature, including publishing in respected sources and presenting papers at national and international conferences
Successfully compete for school, university, and external research and product/curriculum development funds

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/2827