Assistant Professor / Education/53010 / 0040177 College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont
Assistant Professor / Education/53010 / 0040177 College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont

Assistant Professor / Education/53010 / 0040177 College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont

Assistant Professor / Education/53010 / 0040177 College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks to create a more humane and socially just society, free from oppression, which fosters respect for ethnic and cultural diversity and makes a difference in lives of individuals, families, and communities. The Department of Education seeks a faculty member to join our dynamic Early Childhood (PreK-3) and Elementary Education (K-6) Teacher Education Programs as a literacy educator. Both programs are NCATE accredited. The Early Childhood PreK-3 Program also operates the lab school at the UVM Campus Children's Center. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track union position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is a major research university located in the state's largest city- Burlington-the nations "#1 Smallest Big City" and ranked #1 "for outside activities, arts and entertainment, safety, and overall quality of life." We enjoy a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. UVM overlooks beautiful Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains and is 30 minutes from the Green Mountains and major ski areas; it is 1.5 hours from Montreal, and 3.5 hours from Boston.  RESPONSIBILITIES: -Teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students in the teacher education programs; -Collaboration with literacy faculty in the Department of Education; -Undertaking an active program of research that leads to publication and presentation in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and, where available, to seek external funding for that research; -Collaborating in leadership of program development and state-wide school renewal initiatives; -Participating actively in public school partnerships; -Engaging in service and outreach activities in the College, University, region and nation; -Participating in national accreditation initiatives.  QUALIFICATIONS: -Earned doctoral degree in Literacy Education, with a focus on literacy development and education in the primary grades highly desirable; -A minimum of three years of teaching experience in grades K-3, or as a Reading Teacher in Elementary Schools. -Capacity to conduct and publish research related to one's field within education; -Demonstrated commitment to diversity; -Successful college/university teaching experience.  EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPOINTMENT: September, 2012  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin October 30, 2011 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. / The Early Childhood/Elementary Education Literacy search is especially interested in candidates who are interested in the whole child, especially relative to the nexus of nutrition, poverty, and language learning. This is especially important in that food systems is a primary research initiative within the University, rural poverty is endemic in Vermont with high percentages of students qualifying for free and reduced price meals, and schools are addressing the challenge of multicultural multilingual classrooms in centers of refugee resettlement throughout the state. The candidate for this position will be affiliated with the Food Systems Spire of Excellence initiative recently approved by the University of Vermont (See http://www.uvm.edu/~tri for more information). Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they might contribute to this goal. For more information about the Early Childhood Prek-3 and Elementary Education Programs and the University of Vermont, visit our website at http:/www.uvm.edu/~cess. For more information or questions about the position, please contact: Jim Mosenthal, Search Committee Chair, at 802-656-1418/3356 or james.mosenthal@uvm.edu.  APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interests, a current CV, and three letters of reference online at www.uvmjobs.com. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts should be submitted as "other," online. Any questions about the application process or problems with the website, please email: Sue Ellen Walsh at swalsh1@uvm.edu. All applicants must complete the online application process.  The University of Vermont is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.  Job Type: Tenure-Track      Contact:       University of Vermont Burlington,   United States

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