The University of Texas at San Antonio
Assistant/Associate Professor, Literacy Education
College of Education and Human Development
Location: San Antonio, TX
Job ID: 10850
Full/Part Time: Full Time
As the third-largest of nine academic universities within The University of Texas System, UTSA is a leading public
https://hispanicserving.utsa.edu/, Carnegie R1 University deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. UTSA specializes in health, cybersecurity, fundamental futures, and human-social development, reflected in its urban-serving mission. UTSA fosters an innovation ecosystem that is accelerating transdisciplinary research through public and private strategic partnerships, home to a myriad of cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes along with research core facilities, and a robust system of research development to create discovery that enables innovative and cutting-edge work. With over 34,000 students supported by more than 1,400 faculty and 5,600 staff and student employees, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan and South Texas region. As one of the few universities designated as both Hispanic Serving Institution and a R1 University, UTSA is committed to both learning and discovery. UTSA is focused on advancing the educational success of many first-generation, low income, underserved, transfer, Veteran, adult learners and international students by a faculty and academic experience second to none. UTSA is focused on promoting social and economic prosperity for our region, where 63% of its students come from San Antonio and South Texas. More than two thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underserved by higher education (with more than half of the student body identifying as Hispanic) and about half of UTSA students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 40% of UTSA’s total undergraduate population. Further enhancing the already rich mosaic of our student population is UTSA’s military community, which makes up approximately 15% of total students and includes active-duty military members, veterans, reserves/guard, and their spouses and dependents. For more information about UTSA, please visit https://www.utsa.edu/about/.
UTSA’s College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) is home to approximately 2,000 students enrolled in more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The COEHD is comprised of six unique departments, each of which is essential to advancing its mission. These include the Departments of Bicultural/Bilingual Studies, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, and Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. UTSA’s COEHD was recently ranked second best College of Education in the University of Texas System. The COEHD is highly engaged in San Antonio and surrounding communities, and prides itself on addressing grand challenges of the future related to education and human development using an interdisciplinary approach. Pursuant to our role as a Hispanic Serving Institution, we engage, advocate, and lead with the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to the UTSA destinations of becoming a Model for Student Success, a Great Public Research University, and an Exemplar for Strategic Growth and Innovative Excellence. For more information about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit:
The Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching consists of 22 tenured and tenure/track faculty and offers undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates designed to advance the intellectual and professional development of students and faculty through research, critical reflection and dialogue, social responsibility, and transformative leadership. We promote equity and social justice by advocating for educational change and reform. Additionally, we nurture the personal and professional integrity of all learners. Our undergraduate programs prepare our students to become educators with the skills necessary to meet today’s challenges while providing the framework of imaginative flexibility for solving the challenges of the future. All of our graduate degree programs offer a robust combination of coursework, practicum, and internship experience, which prepare our graduates to take leadership positions in schools, colleges, and beyond.
Responsibilities: Teaching, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate courses related to the area of expertise, offered at either the UTSA Downtown Campus, the Main Campus, on public school campuses, online and hybrid; advising graduate students and supervising students in field placements/internships as needed; serving on masters and doctoral committees; conducting an active research program that contributes to the national and international scholarship in the field; seeking external funding; and providing service to the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations.
Required Qualifications for Associate: (1) Earned doctorate in Literacy or related field; (2) evidence of a cohesive research agenda and publication record commensurate with rank; (3) experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; (4) minimum of three years full-time teaching (with teacher certification) in reading/language arts (or related area) in elementary, middle school, or high school settings; (5) experience with online teaching or use of emerging technologies in instruction; (6) minimum of 18 graduate hours in literacy (Masters and/or Doctoral level); (7) excellence in university teaching experience; and (8) evidence of successful leadership positions at department, college, or university, and professional organization(s). Applications for associate professor level must meet University’s criteria for promotion and tenure at the associate professor level. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval, and applicants must show a demonstrated commitment.
Preferred Qualifications for Associate Rank: (1) expertise in quantitative research methods; (2) record of externally funded grants; (3) new literacies, expertise in early childhood or adolescent literacies, disciplinary literacies; family literacies, children’s and young adult literature, or writing and writing instruction; (4) collaboration with schools; (5) experience chairing doctoral dissertations; and (6) experience with the National Writing Project.
Required Qualifications for Assistant Rank: (1) Earned doctorate in Literacy or related field by August 15, 2024; (2) minimum of three years of full-time teaching (with teacher certification) in reading/language arts (or a related field) in elementary, middle school, or high school settings; experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; (4) experience with online teaching or use of emerging technologies in instruction; (5) minimum of 18 graduate hours in literacy (Masters and/or Doctoral level); (6) evidence of research agenda; and (7) evidence of research dissemination.
Preferred Qualifications for Assistant Rank: (1) new literacies, expertise in early childhood or adolescent literacies, disciplinary literacies; family literacies, children’s and young adult literature, or writing and writing instruction; (2) collaboration with schools; (3) experience with grant writing; (4) expertise in quantitative analysis; and (5) experience with the National Writing Project.
To apply applicants must upload the following in a single PDF document:
Letter of application that documents evidence of scholarly publications, funded research, teaching experiences, and required and preferred qualifications for the position
A current curriculum vitae
Complete contact information for at least three professional references
A research statement (1-2 page limit double spaced)
A teaching statement (1-2 page limit double spaced)
Copies of all official transcripts
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