Professor, The Paul W. Bryant and Mary Harmon Bryant Endowed Professorship in Literacy - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809175)

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Detailed Job Description

  • Maintaining an extensive research agenda
    focused on the candidate’s area of literacy
    expertise
  • Mentoring doctoral students to develop a
    strong line of research efforts and strong
    new literacy researchers
  • Pursuing external funding to support the
    development of the candidate’s literacy
    research in comprehensive ways

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department Curriculum and Instruction
The Paul W. Bryant and Mary Harmon Bryant Endowed Professorship in Literacy

The College of Education at The University of Alabama invites applicants for the Paul W. Bryant and Mary Harmon Bryant Endowed Professorship in Literacy. The appointment of the Bryant Professor will carry an academic year appointment aimed at developing a research, teaching and service agenda that will bring fresh insight and support to the task of better understanding the problems confronting reading achievement and literacy development. The candidate is expected to attract graduate students, secure external funding, and help advance the College’s existing efforts in literacy. The teaching load is 1-1 and will include teaching graduate level seminars in the area of literacy expertise. The candidate’s research line can include work that cuts across a wide landscape of literacy concerns and research traditions, including but not necessarily exclusive to, neuroscience, language processing and development, reading disability, and applied literacy or reading intervention work. Full professors and mid-career associate professors with national reputations are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in a literacy-related field is
    required – This can be from an affiliated
    field, such as psychology, neuroscience and
    special education, or from more traditional
    literacy channels
  • The candidates should also have a
    demonstrated record of research in the area
    of literacy, some track record of having
    secured external funding addressing the
    literacy needs of school children
  • Experience advising graduate students
  • Demonstrated interest in working
    collaboratively at the departmental,
    college, and university levels

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an extensive research agenda
    focused on the candidate’s area of literacy
    expertise
  • Mentoring doctoral students to develop a
    strong line of research efforts and strong
    new literacy researchers
  • Pursuing external funding to support the
    development of the candidate’s literacy
    research in comprehensive ways

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Carol Donovan at cdonovan@bamaed.ua.edu or Dr. Steve Thoma at sthoma@bamaed.ua.edu.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 16, 2015

Benefits:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TIAA-CREF Available
  • Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
  • Summer employment available on an as needed
    basis

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin October 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Candidates should submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references with current contact information.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references should be included with your vita or cover letter.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • EDUCATION DEAN'S OFFICE
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Reading & Developmental Ed.
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Neuroscience & Neurobiology
  • Special Education
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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