The Marsal School of Education at the University of Michigan
The Marsal School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks to appoint a tenure track faculty member at the rank of associate, or full Professor of Educational Studies with focus in early literacy.
We invite applicants whose scholarship focuses on early literacy education (early childhood, preschool, or primary grades) and whose research contributes to knowledge in the areas of teacher preparation, policy, and/or curriculum and pedagogy. Successful candidates will be those who have made significant contributions to early literacy education (or demonstrate the potential for such contributions) in one or more of the following areas:
early literacy development in culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities
equitable and effective approaches to literacy instruction in the preschool through primary years
the preparation of preschool and primary grade teachers of literacy
The successful applicant must form explicit connections between their work and Marsal School’s commitments to contribute to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.
We seek a colleague to teach and provide leadership in our preservice programs and to develop master’s and doctoral courses in early literacy education. In addition to coursework, candidates should be prepared to participate in advising doctoral students, supervising their initial teaching experiences, and fostering the development of students as scholars, researchers, and teacher educators.
Successful candidates will have:
A doctorate in literacy education, or demonstrable equivalent
An emerging or established program of research and publication in early literacy education with a research focus on one or more of the areas identified above
Strong knowledge of the field of early literacy education
Teaching experience in early childhood, preschool, or the primary grades
Experience teaching early literacy methods courses for preservice teachers
Experience and interest in practice-based teacher education in literacy
Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in under-resourced schools with diverse students
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in teaching and research
A track record of securing (or potential to secure) grants to support research