Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy

North Carolina Agriculture Technical State University

United States

July 22, 2022

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Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy's primary responsibility in supporting the College's vision is to support the achievement of reading proficiency by North Carolina's children and to serve as an early literacy expert to advance the state of North Carolina's literacy initiatives through engaging in outreach and dissemination of best practice. The Distinguished Professor will work in the College of Education, Department of Educator Preparation to advance evidence-based practices in reading instruction aligned with the University of North Carolina System Literacy Framework, and to expand continuing support for teachers of reading. The Distinguished Professor will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the College, engage in Practice-Based Teacher Education with the forthcoming N.C. A&T Laboratory School, and contribute to the forthcoming Center of Excellence for Educational Equity and Policy Research. In addition, the Distinguished Professor may serve on statewide literacy committees in an advisory capacity to elevate how UNC System institutions ensure the development of well-prepared reading teachers. The Distinguished Professor will enhance partnerships with school districts across North Carolina to foster collaboration between College's teacher education program and current teachers in the field. Lastly, the Distinguished Professor will maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate students; mentor faculty; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in programmatic development of the college and literacy initiatives at the institution, local, state, national, and international levels.

The Department of Educator Preparation in the College of Education at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is pleased to invite applications for the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy. This tenure position will be filled at the Associate or Professor level and will be open until filled.

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare teacher candidates for initial or advanced licensure. The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy will join three other distinguished professors in the UNC System to serve as a network of early literacy experts with the purpose of advancing the state of North Carolina's literacy initiatives through engaging in outreach and dissemination of best practice. The Spangler Distinguished Professors may serve on statewide literacy committees in an advisory capacity to elevate how UNC System institutions are ensuring the development of well-prepared teachers of reading. In addition, the cadre of professors will enhance partnerships with school districts across North Carolina to foster collaboration between teacher education programs and current teachers in the field. Responsibilities. The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy will maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate students; mentor faculty; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in programmatic development of the college and literacy initiatives at the institution, local, state, national, and international levels.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

As a premier Historically Black University, the College of Education's vision is to be a recognized national leader in equity, access, and advocacy through the advancement of culturally sustaining research, teaching, and engagement locally and globally. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare highly skilled, culturally responsive and sustainable educators, leaders, and counselors who create, use, and share knowledge on equity, access, and advocacy in local, state, national, and global communities. Building on the N.C. A&T legacy as a historically Black university (HBCU) dedicated to exemplary teaching, scholarship and effective public service, the College of Education offer degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. This mission is reflected in the College of Education conceptual framework.

The College of Education comprises three departments: the Department of Counseling, the Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education, and the Department of Educator Preparation. The Department of Educator Preparation's programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Department of Counseling's programs are accredited by the Council Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The Primary Function of the Department of Educator Preparation: The Department of Educator Preparation at North Carolina A&T is comprised of professional educators committed to teaching and learning in a pluralistic global society by creating responsive learning environments that challenge students to think critically, collaborate, communicate, and serve mankind. Our faculty provides high quality programs through research, effective teaching, field experiences, internships, and ongoing formative assessments.

Department of Educator Preparation programs strive to accomplish the following goals:

1. To provide candidates with a quality educational program at the bachelor's and master's degree level that satisfies requirements for licensure and accreditation.

2. To prepare candidates to think critically, to express themselves effectively, to collect data and draw appropriate conclusions, and to utilize their proficiencies to become a catalyst for learning.

3. To recruit quality candidates from diverse backgrounds, to retain them through quality programming and supportive resources, and to graduate them with the proficiencies required to function successfully in 21st Century learning environments.

Established in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) is a public, historically black, land-grant institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina. North Carolina A&T and other 1890 land- grant institutions were established by the Second Morrill Act, which expanded the system of land-grant universities to include a historically Black institution in those states where segregation denied people of color access to the land grant institutions established by the First Morrill Act in 1862.

The university has a strong legacy of social justice, activism, and community engagement. In 1960, four freshman students, often called the A&T Four or the Greensboro Four, sparked the civil rights movement in the South through their “sit in” at Woolworths near campus. Demanding equal treatment and service, the “sit in” grew to include college students from across the region.

Over the years, North Carolina A&T experienced tremendous growth, and is now the nation's largest Historically Black University. With an enrollment of over 13,000 students in 2021, N.C. A&T offers 58 baccalaureate degrees, 29 master's degrees, and 9 doctoral degrees. The university, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), consistently graduates the largest number of African Americans in the state of North Carolina, and is nationally known as a leader in STEM, graduating the largest numbers of African Americans in engineering, mathematics, and agriculture.

Currently: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks candidates for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction currently enrolls approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate students across six degree programs. The Department is seeking a qualified candidate to join a growing Department with a highly motivated departmental faculty.

Minimum Requirements

We seek a candidate who is committed to advancing equity, access, and advocacy work in education with the following qualifications:

  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Reading/Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, or a closely related field from an accredited university and currently hold a faculty rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.
  • The Spangler Distinguished Professor will conduct research in literacy to advance the field and establish a strong presence for the College in the state and nation as a leader in reading instruction. Candidates must have an established record of securing external funding, and an extensive record of research productivity in literacy.
  • The appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate educator preparation courses in literacy.
  • In alignment with North Carolina's goals for early literacy, the Distinguished Professor will work with school, district, and state-level leaders in university/school partnerships to design and deliver high-quality professional development for in-service teachers that will significantly enhance the capacity of schools to employ evidence-based practices in reading instruction with fidelity.
  • The Distinguished Professor will be expected to engage in collaboration with other UNC System educator preparation programs as a community of literacy champions to share effective, evidence-based literacy practices for teacher candidates across the state.
  • Candidate should have a proven track record of teaching evidence-based early literacy practices within a teacher education or P12 setting; and who can demonstrate the articulation of current reading research into effective classroom practice.
  • North Carolina (or its equivalent) Reading Certification, K-12
  • Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education Required License or Certification

    Position Information

    Working Title Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy

    Position Number 009812 Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience FLSA Exempt Position Type Faculty Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time Tenure Track Yes FTE 40 hours/week, 9 months If Time Limited, Appointment Length Organizational Division Educator Preparation Organizational Location College of Education Organizational Unit Educator Preparation

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number EPA1445

    Open Date 06/21/2022 Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled Open Until Filled Yes Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search Date Position Available 8/12/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

    You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  • Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  • Ph.D. - Copy of transcripts
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  • Letter of Reference 1
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