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Job: Literacy and ELLs at University of Delaware


University of Delaware School of Education
College of Education and Human Development
Assistant or Associate Professor in Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners

The University of Delaware’s School of Education in the College of Education and Human
Development is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor in the area of Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education or a related field with a focus on
literacy and ELL students, and should be well informed about evidence-based instructional
practices for these students, including practices that minimize the risks for literacy-related
problems.

Qualifications
The incumbent will develop and conduct an externally-funded research program in collaboration
with other faculty in the College and School on topics of national importance for ELL students,
including those at risk for literacy problems. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in
education in literacy or a related field with a focus on the education of ELL students. Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse ELL students using evidence-based literacy practices in K-12 settings is highly desirable.

Responsibilities
The successful applicant will provide programmatic leadership for our MA program in TESL
and for infusing our Elementary Teacher Education program with competencies for teaching
ELL students. The incumbent’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses; engaging in a nationally visible program of research; participating in service activities
designed to advance the mission of the University, College, and School; and supervising
graduate students in our MA and PhD programs.

Background
Founded as a small private academy in 1743, the University of Delaware received its charter
from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant
colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution and is also classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded to less than three percent of U.S. colleges and universities.

UD is a publicly-supported, privately-governed institution. The College of Education and Human
Development is one of seven colleges at the University. It consists of two departments (School of Education and Human Development and Family Studies) and offers degree programs at the
bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. The College also has four centers and numerous institutes (http://www.cehd.udel.edu/programs-centers/centers/) that afford opportunities for professional collaboration.

Under the leadership of Dr. Lynn Okagaki, the College has prepared a new strategic plan. The
College is in the fortunate position of having a growing faculty pool; the College is searching for
four positions this year.

All teacher education programs are nationally recognized by the appropriate specialty program
association. In addition, the teacher education unit is nationally accredited by the National
Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The University and the College are committed to creating an educational community that is
intellectually, ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse enriched by the contributions and full
participation of persons from many different backgrounds.

To apply
Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing qualifications, experience, and
research interests online at www.udel.edu/udjobs.

In addition, three references from individuals who can specifically comment upon your research
expertise, teaching ability, and relevant experiences should be sent to:
Dr. Charles MacArthur, Search Committee Chair
Professor, School of Education (macarthu@udel.edu)
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1916
(302) 831-4572

Deadline to Apply: The Search Committee will begin review of applications on December 15,
2012.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from
all groups, especially Minority Group Members and Women.