Lecturer, Literacy Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
Indian, ME
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Lecturer of Literacy Education (NonTenure-Track)
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking a Lecturer for a position in literacy education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). This is a one-year position with a possibility for renewal. We are looking for a colleague who can engage substantially in teaching coursework, developing instructional resources and materials for face-to-face and online learning, and providing field supervision within our undergraduate and graduate preparation programs. We welcome applicants who can also potentially contribute to literacy education scholarship. The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit with 90+ tenured/tenure- track faculty members, housed in eight departments. TPTE, the College's largest department, offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure in many areas as well as undergraduate programs in educational interpreting and audiology/speech pathology, advanced programs leading to several teaching endorsements including gifted education and the reading specialist, masters and educational specialist degrees, and doctoral degrees. Beyond the licensure programs, other graduate elementary education programs prepare master's students, educational specialists, and doctoral students for careers in research, teaching, and leadership in research universities, teaching colleges, and elementary schools.

Required Qualifications
Required qualifications include (1) an earned Master's in Literacy Education or related field (e.g., curriculum and instruction, teacher education, special education); (2), successful teaching experience at the K-12 level for a minimum of 6 years; (3) successful experience or demonstrated potential in field supervision and collaboration with personnel in PreK-5 school settings; (4) successful experience or demonstrated potential in college teaching; (5) ability to work within a collaborative team; (6) demonstrated ability in integrating technology into teaching and learning; (7) successful experience or demonstrated potential in responding to ethnic, linguistic, gender, and cultural diversity; and (8) an understanding of the current landscape of literacy education, including International Literacy Association and State of Tennessee literacy standards and key challenges. Preference will be given to applicants with a Literacy/Reading Specialist degree or certificate.

Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include (1) demonstrated scholarship or scholarly potential, (2) experience with Canvas, (3) Experience with licensure expectations within an initial licensure program, (4) experience with assessments and instruction in writing and reading with PreK-5 learners, (5) an earned doctorate in Literacy Education or related field.

Duties will include teaching primarily undergraduate reading courses that focus on literacy instruction for children in PreK to 2nd and 3rd to 5th grades, potential teaching of literacy specialist distance education courses, and supervision of literacy-teacher education undergraduate students during clinical; serving on graduate student and departmental committees.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date: Position begins August 1, 2023.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Application materials should be sent electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/122220. Applications received outside of the Interfolio system via Indeed or any other application website or system will not be considered.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Zoi A. Traga-Philippakos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literacy Education, A222 Bailey Education Complex, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. Please include LITERACY EDUCATION LECTURER Search in the subject line of the email. Minorities and Women are urged to apply. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. E E O/A A Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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