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Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor - Elementary Education, Early Literacy
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Sep. 6, 2022
Title Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor - Elementary Education, Early Literacy
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department School of Education
Application Deadline 10/31/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor - Elementary Education, Early Literacy



Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
Utah Valley University invites applications for an Elementary Education full-time tenure-track faculty position in Literacy.

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge in the research and practice of the science of reading (SOR) and science of reading instruction (SORI), demonstrate competence in the use of assessment in SOR and SORI; education experience with struggling readers in K12 classrooms, clinics, or similar settings; and a doctoral degree in education or related field.The position begins January 1, 2023.
The UVU School of Education
prepares educators and clinicians to have a positive impact on children, families, and communities through meaningful innovation, engaged pedagogy, rigorous preparation, inclusion & diversity, and transformative collaborations. More information about Utah Valley University can be obtained at www.uvu.edu and the UVU School of Education at - www.uvu.edu/education.

The UVU School of Education currently offers undergraduate degrees in teacher education and special education, a minor in autism studies, graduate degrees in educational leadership, school counseling, applied behavior analysis, and graduate certificates and endorsements. These degrees help fill the growing demand for educator professionals across the state of Utah. UVU is a public university that offers highly competitive benefits, while being located near some of the premier outdoor activity areas in the country.
Duties will include:

  1. Teach undergraduate education courses in literacy and related fields
  2. Coordinate the work on Science of Reading across the SOE and the associated student supports
  3. Collaborate with SOE faculty on practice and scholarship of Science of Reading and Science of Reading Instruction
  4. Improve professionally and maintain currency in the courses taught
  5. Produce scholarly work and follows professional ethical standards
  6. Provide service to the college and community

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

    • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a field closely related to the field of instruction (or ABD with dissertation defense scheduled - degree must be in hand by position start date)
    • At least two years of relevant K-12 teaching experience





Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge:

    • Strong knowledge in the research and practice of the science of reading (SOR) and science of reading instruction (SORI)
    • Knowledge of current practices in literacy content, skills, and dispositions required to teach Elementary Literacy Instruction and Assessment and other program courses.
    • Knowledge of current trends and innovations in preservice teacher education, including clinical programming and teacher performance assessment.
    • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices related to preservice teacher education.
    • Knowledge of and willingness to uphold professional and ethical teaching standards. Cultural competencies to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues



Skills:

  • Demonstrate competence in the use of assessment in science or reading (SOR) and science of reading instruction (SORI).
  • Educational experience with struggling readers in K12 classrooms, clinics, or similar settings.
  • Skill in managing a productive environment for teaching and learning.
  • Skill in providing timely and effective feedback to preservice teachers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Skill in elementary subject matter integration.


Abilities:

  • Ability to teach effectively in an inclusive and engaged student-centered environment.
  • Ability to engage in critical professional issues and innovations, including teacher performance assessments.
  • Ability to communicate and interact positively with colleagues, students, and K-12 personnel.
  • Ability to serve on School of Education, university, and other professional committees. Ability to uphold a collegial teaching and working environment.



Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two years of college/university teaching experience
    • Earned relevant professional license or credentials
    • Evidence of scholarly pursuits and potential





Physical Requirements:
Frequently standing, walking, and sitting. Frequent use of fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer. Consistently talking, hearing, and speaking.
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC39622
Open Date: 09/02/2022
Review Start Date: 09/30/2022
Close Date: 10/31/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/30400

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.





 
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