Tenured Professor of Language, Literacy, and Social/Cultural Studies

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor School of Education
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UNIVERSITY: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

SCHOOL: Baylor's School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


POSITION: Tenured Professor of Language, Literacy, and Social/Cultural Studies

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • Doctoral degree in an appropriate field;
  • A distinguished record of scholarship commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured professor;
  • A nationally-recognized program of research related to improving teaching and learning of language, literacy, and social/cultural studies for all students;
  • A history of external funding;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level, leadership in the profession at the national level, and the ability to mentor early-career faculty and graduate students; and
  • Experience teaching in preschool-12 settings.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and social justice;
  • Knowledge of pedagogy appropriate for culturally and/or linguistically diverse students; or
  • Teaching, leadership or research experience in urban schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Language, Literacy, and Social/Cultural Studies programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction include an undergraduate degree; master’s degrees with several cognate options; an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching. This faculty member will join the existing instructional teams to form a group with a focus on improving instruction and student achievement in language, literacy, and cultural studies. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Expanding an evidence-based research agenda that enjoys national recognition;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure and extend external funding;
  • Teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs;
  • Recruiting and mentoring students; and;
  • Providing leadership to the program, department and school at a time of growth and innovation in the lives of those units.

RANK AND SALARY: Tenured Professor. The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application includes a letter of application; curriculum vitae; completed application form; a copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview); and, three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/38582.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Tony Talbert, Search Committee Chair, Tony_Talbert@baylor.edu

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.