[xmca] FW: Associate-Professor Position Announcement-New Mexico State University

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 05:49:58 PDT

> Req # 2008011203
> The Don and Sarrah Kidd Endowed Chair in Literacy will be housed within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at New Mexico State University (NMSU). This is a tenure track, 9 month appointment on a fulltime basis at the Associate or Full Professor rank for a scholar whose research focuses on literacy and teacher education. The selected candidate will have a modest working budget and have a three-course teaching load (nine semester hours) within an academic year. Additionally,the candidate will have the assistance of a full-time Graduate Assistant.

> New Mexico State University is a Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Institution positioned within a dynamic border region.

The Kidd Endowed Chair must incorporate the contextual intensity of
this unique location to inform, enhance, and positively impact
literacy research and application. This will include statewide
leadership, and the establishment of working coalitions and
collaborations with the array of state, regional, national, and
international literacy agencies, including but not limited to the New
Mexico Coalition for Literacy to promote world-class literacy
attainment by all learners within the state.
> NMSU College of Education is committed to preparing educators for thoughtful and successful careers in PreK-12 public schools. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction faculty specializes in developing and modeling social justice pedagogical practices that work toward transformation in the schools. Faculty teach in the initial licensure Teacher Education Program,and the master's degree and doctoral degree programs. University faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

      The ideal candidate for the Kidd Endowed Chair position will
possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

 Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience as an Associate
Professor(teacher/scholar) and should hold a doctoral degree in
Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in literacy;

Provide intellectual leadership and collaborative engagement with the
literacy academic program area;

 Develop, direct and engage in a program of research and scholarship
focused on literacy education (e. g. early childhood,elementary,
secondary and/or adult literacy);

Facilitate and enhance the literacy scholarship and research knowledge
base of teacher education from pre-service teacher education through
doctoral research;

 Participate in research and outreach (as envisioned by the nominated
candidate) keeping in mind the array of knowledge base and
methodological practices that inform and impact scholarship, practice,
and policy within the state, the region, the nation, and
internationally; Secure extramural funding in the field of literacy
research, broadly defined.

> Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2008 and continue until filled. Submit a signed letter of interest to Dr. Betsy Cahill & Dr. Rudolfo Chávez Chavez, including a statement of qualifications in relation to position; complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae; 3 names of reference with contact information (name, email, address, phone number) and unofficial transcripts to: Ms. Grace Martinez, Department Assistant, New Mexico State
University, Box 30001, MSC 3CUR, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001.
Salary commensurate with education and experience. For more
information visit the web pages www.nmsu.edu and
> All offers of employment, oral and written are continent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.
> NMSU is an EEO/AA Employer. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

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