Open Rank Reading Faculty

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Nov 05, 2017
Full time Education

Job Description

Open Rank Reading Faculty Positions in Elementary and
Special Education. Position 002084. The Departments of
Reading and Elementary Education and Special Education and Child
Development in the Cato College of Education at the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte are pleased to invite applications for
three open rank reading faculty positions in elementary and special
education. These tenure-eligible positions will begin
August
15, 2018. Both departments offer doctoral, graduate, and
undergraduate programs. Thus, background and expertise of
successful candidates will determine whether they will join the
Department of Reading and Elementary Education or the Department of
Special Education and Child Development.

Responsibilities. Maintain scholarly
productivity in research related to reading assessment,
remediation, or development, seek external funds to support
research activities, teach undergraduate and/or graduate methods
courses, work with the community on reading initiatives, and
provide service to the university and profession.
Qualifications. Candidates must have an earned
doctorate (or earned doctorate by the employment start date) in
Elementary Education, Reading, Special Education or a closely
related field from an accredited university. Faculty area of
expertise for all positions should be in elementary reading,
reading assessment, diagnosis and remediation of reading
difficulties, and/or reading interventions. We seek
faculty
colleagues to join a high achieving, productive, and dynamic
College of Education that is on the rise as a national leader in
educational equity, excellence, and engagement. With innovative
research projects and strong community collaboration, the College
is committed to preparing professionals who contribute to the
positive learning experiences of individuals and the development of
effective schools for all children and youth, especially those
reflecting the diversity of the populations in urban schools. The
College strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for
diversity among students and colleagues; therefore, we encourage
applications from professionals who can support and enhance the
efforts toward this goal.
Applicants for the Assistant Professor position(s) will be
expected to show promise of excellence in research, scholarship,
grant funding, and teaching. Applicants for Associate and Full
Professor must have a proven record of external research funding, a
strong record of scholarship in high-impact journals, excellent
teaching credentials, an interest in leading others in developing
course curricula in teacher preparation and doctoral programs, and
an interest in serving the community's literacy needs in Charlotte
and surrounding districts. The course load at UNC Charlotte for
this 9-month contract is 3-2, with a 2-2 load for highly productive
researchers. Course load can be further negotiated for grant
buy-outs or various leadership options in the College and
community. Salaries for each level will be highly
competitive.

Setting. The University of North Carolina at
Charlotte, North Carolina's urban research university, offers
approximately 28,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of
undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Student population is
estimated to grow to 35,000 by 2020. The University is located in
one of the New South's most beautiful cities. With a population of
2 million in its metropolitan region, there is a vast array of
cultural and recreational opportunities and outstanding medical and
community services to meet the interests and needs of a diverse
population. The University is within the bounds of
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), one of the largest urban
school districts in the country. With NCATE accreditation and over
100 full-time faculty members, the College of Education serves more
than 3,000 students through undergraduate and graduate programs,
including five doctoral programs, and is one of the largest teacher
education programs in the state. With the support from the Office
of Research and Development in the College of Education, faculty
secured over $7.5 million in grant funding in the 2016-2017
academic year.
Application. Application materials should
include:

A cover letter that describes how the applicant's professional
qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the position, a
clear description of the applicant's research agenda, and a concise
teaching philosophy.
A current curriculum vita;
Unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and
graduate degree programs completed;
Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone
numbers, and email addresses of five references; and
Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate's
scholarship and teaching (i.e., sample publications).

To Apply: Apply electronically at . Only electronic
submissions will be accepted. Please attach each of the numbered
items above to the submission. For additional information or
informal inquiries, contact Dr. Charles Wood, Chair, Open Rank
Reading Faculty Search at 687-8395 or . Review of
applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will
continue until the positions are filled. Category: Education , Keywords: Literacy Education - Faculty Position