Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Literacy Education

Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Literacy Education


Summary of Position           

We are searching to fill two tenure-track (Assistant or Associate) faculty positions in  Literacy Education beginning August 2019. Duties include:

•           Teach undergraduate, graduate, MAT, and lateral entry courses in reading, reading instruction, and other literacy-related courses in various delivery modes including face-to-face, online, and technology-enhanced

•           Maintain an active literacy-related research agenda

•           Assist in ongoing program revision and assessment

•           Provide leadership and service to the profession, university, college, department, community, and local public schools

Minimum Requirements     

•           Doctorate in appropriate field or ABD with degree to be in hand by August 2019

•           Minimum of 3 years of literacy-related K-12 teaching experience

•           Expertise in at least two of the following areas: Elementary reading foundations and communication arts, K-12 literacy/reading development, theory, research, literacy/reading assessment, literacy curriculum, literacy leadership in K-12 schools

Preferred Qualifications     

•           Research and teaching expertise in reading/literacy, reading/literacy assessment, reading instruction, and literacy coaching

•           Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity

•           Knowledge of edTPA and/or professional performance assessments

•           Evidence of successful pre-service teacher supervision

•           Evidence of successful college level teaching experience in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid learning environments

•           Eligibility for NC teaching license


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education is a community of professional educators dedicated to the preparation of teachers and other professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with children from early childhood through middle grades, students with special needs, and their families. It values the integration of current theory, research, and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives to inform practices that enable all learners to reach their full potential.

The department provides opportunities for students to develop as educational leaders and advocates for the children and families they serve. It develops, implements, and coordinates programs leading to undergraduate degrees and/or licensure in birth through kindergarten education, elementary, middle grades and special education (general and adapted curriculum tracks), as well as graduate degrees and/or licensure in elementary, middle grades, and language and literacy.


College/School Information

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a rapidly growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs, a newly developed laboratory school, and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.


University Information       

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.


EEO Statement          

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 18, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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