The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise in multiliteracies teaching and learning at the elementary or early childhood level. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank within the Language, Culture, and Society and/or Literacy and English Language Arts emphasis areas of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty member will join and collaborate with an emerging Learning Sciences community in the College.
We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses digital and/or multimodal production, design, and representations, including (but not limited to) children’s literacies in relation to out-of-school activity or discipline-specific practices. Applicants engaged in multiliteracies-focused teaching and learning research with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion are of interest. Candidates should be able to articulate how their scholarship relates to the Learning Sciences. The position offers opportunities to prepare pre-service teachers and provide leadership for literacy education and learning sciences. Faculty members normally teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in recruiting and mentoring graduate students interested in literacy, literacy education, multiliteracies, digital literacies, and/or the Learning Sciences and to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to multiliteracies and the Learning Sciences. The successful candidate must also be able to teach multiliteracies and writing within the Elementary and Early Childhood Education major.
Learn more at the full job announcement, here.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.