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Job: Literacy, English Language Learning at the University of Washington Seattle

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month fulltime position for an Assistant or Associate Professor whose primary expertise is in Literacy, English Language Learning, Science, Math or Social Studies as it relates to developing instructional excellence in teacher preparation and professional development. The College has a long- standing commitment to tenureline faculty who achieve excellence in research and grants activity. Continuing that tradition, we seek a colleague who can help advance our agenda in designing professional learning and preparation programs that create effective and committed educators and leaders. We seek applicants with a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field. Our new colleague will possess a documented research record which illuminates aspects of improving instruction for students who have not been well served by schools, a desire to teach with other colleagues committed to impacting the K-12 systems in meaningful and lasting ways. The new faculty member will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate students pursing professional certification, master’s degrees, and PhDs. Preference will be given to scholars who have a strong track record or potential for grants, have experience working in professional settings with prospective or practicing teachers, bring significant content expertise in one of the areas outlined above, and be able to contribute to innovations in practice-based teacher education. Excellent communication skills and ability to get along with others are required.

The UW College of Education is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The members of the College also maintain a set of active partnerships with educational institutions in the region and state—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. We are seeking a colleague to join us in conducting research, preparing and promoting the education of students and teachers, strengthening relationships between schools and the communities they serve, and informing public policy to help create a more just and caring society.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, research agenda, and evidence of engaging schools or other organizations serving historically disenfranchised youth, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference, (4) at least two examples of scholarly writing, and (5) an email address for further communications.

Please submit your application packet both electronically and by mail to the search chair, Dr. Morva McDonald, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at ljensen2@uw.edu, Box 353600, 210 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600.