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Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

University of Memphis, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
Job Location: Memphis , TN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Humanities: other
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: 03/20/18
Date Posted: 2018-12-20
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor
University of Memphis

Assistant Professor of Literacy, the University of Memphis Position #001295. Required qualifications include doctorate in Literacy, Reading, or a closely related field, and evidence of an established research agenda and publication record. Responsibilities are to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy pedagogy and theory, and pursue a productive research agenda.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in literacy pedagogy and theory.
  • Continue a focused and documented program of scholarly research and publication.
  • Supervise research of advanced graduate students.
  • Chair and serve on masterís and doctoral committees.
  • Participate in national professional organizations.
  • Provide university, college, and department service.
  • Obtain external funding.

Details available at, the electronic application site. EO/AAE

Job Requirements


  • An earned doctorate (obtained by August 2019) in Literacy, Reading, or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of competence to conduct and disseminate scholarly works as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or national presentations.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching with a minimum of 3 years in the K-12 setting.


  • Experience working on externally funded projects and seeking external funding.
  • Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.
  • Experience teaching in a teacher preparation program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusive education.
  • Demonstrated use of technology integration in teaching.
  • Experience with collaborative, school and community-based initiatives and partnerships.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Review of applications will begin January, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The department welcomes a diverse set of applicants. Applications are to be submitted electronically at

Applicants are required to upload (1) a detailed a letter of application that describes and incorporates examples of their teaching, research, and service interests and their leadership administrative experience specific to elementary social studies and urban education; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) professional references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are submitted in Workforum. Letters of reference and transcripts will be requested upon interview.

Please address inquiries and nominations to Dr. Laurie MacGillivray (email: / office: 901-678-1463) (Position #001295)

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Memphis and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Laurie MacGillivray as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Laurie MacGillivray
Please Apply as Included Above

Phone: 901-678-1463

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