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Open Rank Faculty Position in Language, Literacy, and Culture Education

Vanderbilt University Peabody College
Nashville, TN
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Nov 29, 2021

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Two Open Rank Faculty Positions in Language, Literacy, and Culture Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning of Peabody College invites applications for two open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Language, Literacy, and Culture education. We are looking for scholars deeply trained in language and literacy studies and their closely associated fields (e.g., linguistics, multilingual learning, literacy studies, and English education). We are especially seeking scholars whose work centers educational equity in relation to the language and literacy learning of students in P-12 schools. Candidates who study literacy learning in schools, home, and community settings are encouraged to apply. Some examples of areas of interest include multilingual learners, digital literacies, critical literacies, race and literacy, and adolescent literacy. We seek colleagues who will be committed to advancing critical research that transforms educational practice, disrupts inequity, and will be interested in working with the increasingly diverse communities of Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville.

Successful applicants will have an established or developing program of research that contributes to our understanding of culturally and linguistically sustaining language and literacy education for children, youth, or young adults. They will also have a strong or developing record of publication, and potential for funding commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have experiences and interests that allow them to teach and mentor students in our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. These programs include: the Language, Literacy, and Culture concentration of our Learning, Teaching and Diversity Ph.D. program, the Reading Education M.Ed. program, English Education M.Ed. program, the English Language Learners M.Ed. program, or our Bachelors and Masters' level teacher credentialing programs for elementary/early childhood or secondary school teachers.

We will review applications beginning November 22, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest that addresses their program of research, teaching experiences, and commitments to equitable and inclusive education; 2) three publications (or manuscripts in progress); 3) a current vita, and 4) the names of three scholars who will write letters of recommendation. The committee will request letters of recommendation from a small group of finalists. Please apply at the following link:

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Deborah Rowe and Dr. Richard Milner, Co-Chairs, Language, Literacy, and Culture Education Search Committee,, Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Vanderbilt Peabody College website at
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Literacy Education - Faculty Position, Location: Nashville, TN - 37203
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