The Department of Teaching and Learning in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education at the University of Montana announces a search for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Literacy Education. We seek applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor to teach literacy/language arts education courses in a dynamic, field-based teacher education program and K-12 literacy endorsement program. This position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising candidates in partner schools, and advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: 1) evidence of successful work in teacher education, 2) commitment to fostering school and community partnerships, and 3) expertise in the foundations of language/literacy development and one or more of the following areas: writing pedagogy; adolescent literacy; children’s/young adult literature; rural education; indigenous education; and/or digital literacies. This position begins Autumn of 2024.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always”; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Tenure Track Faculty:  Literacy Education
Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Position Type: Academic
 Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2024
Entry Rate: $68,000 -$75,000; range depending on experience
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate (ABD with expectation of completion by hire date) in literacy studies or a closely related field.
  • Experience teaching students within the K-12 grade spectrum.
  • Established record of scholarship or demonstration of high scholarly potential.
  • Expertise in multiple areas of literacy education.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in preservice teacher education.
  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to school and community partnerships.
  • Substantial experience teaching diverse student groups.

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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference – Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References – *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing – Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility – All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).