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Job ID: 158593

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 10, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G020:Education Curriculum & Instruction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Elementary Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor in Elementary Education. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2021.

Responsibilities include the following: Teach undergraduate literacy-related methods courses in an embedded elementary school context (e.g., EDC 329; EDC 339); teach graduate-level courses in literacy; supervise undergraduate practicum students and student teachers; advise and serve on master’s and doctoral students’ committees; seek and receive funding (internal and external) for literacy-related research, scholarly productivity in the form of refereed literacy-related publications and national presentations; and collaborate with local schools on literacy-related endeavors.

Qualifications include the following:
Earned doctoral degree in literacy education; certification in elementary education; certification as a literacy specialist preferred; teaching experience preferably at the elementary level; preference given to candidates with experience or research interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and issues of social justice in literacy education; experience teaching undergraduate students in an embedded school context preferred; and collaboration with colleagues.

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include, along with the online application form, a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 1), and names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 2).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Janice Almasi ( or Dr. Cheryl Matias (, Search Committee Co-Chairs.

Review of applications begins May 3, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

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