Professor of Education, Literacy, Reading, Curriculum & Instruction
The University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

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The University of Vermont's Department of Education in The College of Education & Social Services invites applications for a full-time, tenure line faculty member at the rank of Professor in Education, Literacy, Reading or Curriculum and Instruction to join our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. The position may start in Fall of 2022 or Spring 2023. This position may also be eligible for an endowed faculty position in Education. Research foci related to Literacy, Reading, or Curriculum and Instruction with quantitative methods desired.
We seek a nationally recognized scholar who is well-versed in the research and practices of Literacy or Reading education who also demonstrates expertise in quantitative methods and analyses. The successful candidate will have developed, or is developing a justice-centered research portfolio and will work with faculty across undergraduate and graduate programs. We are particularly interested in individuals with a history of external funding; we seek applicants with an active research agenda, a justice-centered approach to scholarship, strong teaching skills, and a record of engaged collaborative service.


  • Earned doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy, Reading, Education, or a relevant discipline;
  • Expertise in quantitative research methods and analyses;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice;
  • Record of publication appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor at the University of Vermont;
  • Record of extramural funding commensurate with rank
  • Evidence of successful grant writing to support research and/or advance program goals;
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate/graduate level; and
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
  • Maintaining an active research agenda, securing external funding, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Teaching and advising in the department's undergraduate and graduate (M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.) programs;
  • Collaborating with Department of Education faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship, and service;
  • Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;
  • Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

For more information about the department, see:

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM's tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College's mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in social work, education, and human services; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department
The Department of Education is widely recognized for its rigorous academic research, high-quality student experience, innovative teaching practices, and collegial, inclusive work environment. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in PreK - 12 educator preparation, curriculum and instruction, special education, higher education and student affairs, educational leadership and policy studies, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate minors in computer science education, cultural and linguistic diversity, special education, and coaching.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Application Process:Review of applications will be on-going with priority given to those received by May 1, 2022.

For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Education; the College of Education and Social Services' website,; and the University of Vermont's website, University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.

Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2022 or January 16, 2023. Please apply online at Include 1) a cover letter describing of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont 4) a teaching philosophy statement; 5) a statement of your research focus and agenda; 6) and the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. For more information about the position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Rebecca Callahan, Ph.D., or Justin Garwood, Ph.D., For more information on the application process and other logistics, please contact Jean Evans, CESS Dean's Office Staff at All inquiries are confidential.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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