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Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Literature, Language Arts, and Reading Education
University of Houston

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Literature, Language Arts, and Reading Education
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Curriculum/Instruction
    Reading/Developmental Education

Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Literature, Language Arts, and Reading Education. The
Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN) at the University of Houston (UH) seeks scholars
for a faculty appointment at the academic rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to serve our Urban
Education teacher preparation, Master’s, and doctoral programs.

The University of Houston (UH) is the second most ethnically diverse major Tier-I research
university in the country and is designated as a Hispanic serving and Asian serving institution.
Houston is the fourth largest and one of the most diverse cities in the country with a large
international population. The College of Education at UH has long-standing partnerships with
multiple school districts to share research and prepare highly effective teachers and educators to
serve urban communities.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate
academic programs in multiple areas of specialization. Our programs have a special focus on student
success, social justice, diversity, and community engagement. We welcome candidates whose
experience in research, teaching, and service demonstrate our commitment to diversity, excellence,
and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in reading/language arts education or related
field, as well as demonstrate an active record of scholarship and external funding commensurate
with experience. Experience teaching reading and language arts at the K-12 level is also expected.
The applicant must provide evidence of knowledge regarding current research-based trends and
cultural contexts in US schools through research work and course instruction. Candidates with an
interest in literacy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Primary research responsibilities include an active research program in literacy
education, seeking and acquiring external federal funding, publishing scholarly work in high-impact
venues, and disseminating work to national and international audiences. Primary teaching
responsibilities will include expert teaching through face-to-face, online or hybrid delivery of
courses in the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. A successful candidate will also
participate in course and program development, supervision of graduate student research and
teaching assistants, community outreach activities, and service to the Department, College,
University, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August, 2019. Salary
will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include
benefits. Please contact Dr. Laura Turchi (Email:, Search Committee Chair,
should you have any follow-up questions.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at

1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence
of scholarly impact, and © history of external peer-reviewed funding

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching Philosophy

4. Research Statement

5. Contact information of at least 3 references

  • Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action: The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Laura Turchi
    Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX


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