LECTURER OF LITERACY/READING, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

University of Vermont College of Education ( learn more )

Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3702985
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 20, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 22, 2022

Job Description

University of Vermont’s Department of Education in the College of Education and Social Services invites applications for a full-time faculty member at the rank of Lecturer in Literacy or Reading to join our nationally recognized award-winning faculty. The desired start date is Fall 2022, however, the position could start as soon as January 2022 if you are available.

We seek an outstanding educator in the area of Literacy or Reading education in Elementary Education. Qualified candidates will have experience implementing and teaching about evidence-based practices in literacy and will work across undergraduate and graduate programs. We are particularly interested in individuals with strong teaching skills and a record of engaged collaborative service.

Required Qualifications:
Earned Masters in Literacy, Reading, Education, or a relevant discipline;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice;
Evidence of effective teaching; and
Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Literacy, Reading, Education, or a relevant discipline;
Public school teaching experience in elementary education

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
Teaching and advising in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs (lecturers teach 8 courses per year, most are in-person, this is not a remote position);
Collaborating with Department of Education faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship, and service;
Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;
Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

For more information about the department, see: https://www.uvm.edu/cess/doe/faculty_staff

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a
land-grant research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in social work, education, and human services; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department
The Department of Education is widely recognized for its rigorous academic research, high-quality student experience, innovative teaching practices, and collegial, inclusive work environment. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in preK – 12 educator preparation, curriculum and instruction, special education, higher education and student affairs, educational leadership, and policy studies, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate minors in computer science education, cultural and linguistic diversity, special education, and coaching.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Education www.uvm.edu/cess/doe ; the College of Education and Social Services’ website, www.uvm.edu/cess and the University of Vermont’s website, www.uvm.edu

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.

Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2022 or January 10, 2022 if applicant is available. Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. Include 1) a cover letter describing of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a teaching philosophy statement 3) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; and 4) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process.

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Cindy.Leonard@uvm.edu and Juliet.Halladay@uvm.edu. For more information on the application process and other logistics, please contact Aurora Hurd, DOE Administrative Support Specialist, Aurora.Hurd@uvm.edu. All inquiries are confidential.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Aurora Hurd
    • 309 Waterman
    • Burlington, Vermont 05405

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