Assistant/Associate Professor - Language and Literacy Education

Vacancy #13F038
Position #6975

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is located in the coastal seaport of Wilmington, which is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Wilmington is a community of about 100,000, with an historic downtown that includes a dynamic arts community, unique shopping and fine dining, and numerous parks, recreational facilities, and easy access to several beautiful beaches.  UNCW enrolls about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its 640 acre campus and several extension sites.  It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top universities of its kind in the South and by both Kiplinger’s and Forbes magazines as one of the best values in the nation.

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Departments of Early Childhood and Special Education; Elementary, Middle Grade and Literacy Education; and Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education; and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership.  It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with 12 school districts and all community colleges in the region.  It has received the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from AASCU.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education to join the Department of Elementary, Middle Level, and Literacy Education in August, 2013 to:

Doctorate in language and literacy education or related field is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity, evidence of successful college level teaching, and at least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience directly relevant to position. Program information is available at

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 14, 2013 (extended from original date of November 12, 2012) but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants must complete the online application at Required are:  a letter of application (addressed to the Search Committee), curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and contact information for three (3) professional references.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  For more information, see

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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