Assistant Professor of English Education University of Pittsburgh

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  • Assistant Professor of English Education
  • School of Education — Department of Instruction and Learning
  • University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Open Until Filled
  • August 2013
  • Assistant Professor
  • Urban Education
    Teacher Education
    Reading/Developmental Education
    English as a Second Language
    English Education
    Educational Technology
    Education – General

School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English Education. This position is a full-time, tenure-stream position, beginning August 2013.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates to join a collaborative and accomplished faculty as Assistant Professor of English Education. Responsibilities include pursuing a productive research program, including seeking external funding and producing scholarly publications; teaching and advising in our post-baccheloreate teacher education and M.Ed. programs; teaching and advising in our Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral Program; and, collaborating with other faculty across the Department, the School of Education and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have doctoral degrees in English Education, literacy studies or related fields; teaching experience in secondary schools; demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; and, evidence of potential for scholarly productivity. We are particularly interested in candidates with research on adolescent literacy related to urban education, English Language Learners, teacher education, educational technology, critical literacy and adolescents’ digital and other out-of-school literacy practices.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each interested applicant should submit: (a) a letter of application that describes your qualifications for the position, your professional research interests and your teaching experiences/pedagogical approaches; (b) a curriculum vita; (c ) two samples of written scholarship; and, (d) three letters of recommendation, through the online system ( The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation, directly. Alternatively, recommenders can be instructed to email the letters directly ([email protected]).

If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to:

English Search
Office of the Dean — School of Education
University of Pittsburgh
5600 WWPH
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Amanda Godley, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply.

UNIVERSITY SETTING: The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related Research I institution, located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. Currently celebrating its 225th anniversary, the University has consistently placed in the top 25 research universities in the United States. Similarly, the School of Education is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 25 schools of education. Many faculty in the School are engaged in research on teacher education, inquiry-based instruction and urban schooling. The School of Education has a long history of collaboration with institutions such as Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and Carnegie Mellon University. English Education faculty also regularly collaborate with the Center for Urban Education, the Department of English and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.

Please visit our website ( to learn more about our School, Department and Programs.

The city of Pittsburgh has been named by Forbes magazine as America’s most livable city and by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top 20 best destinations in the world. The city boasts numerous universities, museums, parks and cultural offerings; extensive public transportation and bicycle lanes; affordable housing; and, proximity to state parks and outdoor activities.


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