Assistant Professor of Elementary Literacy/Reading

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor School of Education
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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, EdS, EdD, PhD 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.

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.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (https://www.baylor.edu/profuturis). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

TRACKING ID#: F014817

POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Literacy/Reading Education

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:

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, Reading, Elementary Education, or closely related field; record of continuing scholarship or potential for establishing a scholarly record; evidence of, or strong potential for, grant writing and grant-funded research; and teaching experience in grades PK-6.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The teacher education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes an undergraduate degree in elementary education and masters and doctoral degrees with emphasis in Literacy/Reading education. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

Teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs; pursuing a relevant research and publication agenda; participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding; recruiting and mentoring students, including EdD and PhD graduate assistants; and providing service to the department, university and profession.

SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2018.

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; and a copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

Materials must be submitted electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/44398

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Sandra Cooper, Search Committee Chair, Sandra_Cooper@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.