Associate/Full Professor of Education-Literacy

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description




DEPARTMENT: SOE-Educational Studies

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on September 15,2022. 

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, two publications that demonstrate scholarly accomplishment, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and the names of four professional references. To apply please submit materials electronically only to  


The School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks to appoint an associate or full professor in literacy, language, and culture with a focus on early/elementary literacy.

We invite applicants whose scholarship focuses on elementary literacy education and whose research contributes to knowledge in the areas of teacher preparation, policy, and/or curriculum and pedagogy. We are particularly interested in scholars who engage with critical and/or anti-racist perspectives in their research with an eye to mitigating inequities that undermine literacy education as a tool for promoting social justice. 

Applicants must focus on a specialization that advances scholarship in these areas, which may include the following:
  • asset-based literacy instruction that supports students from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • literacy development at home, in communities, and in school
  • equitable approaches to assessment in literacy
  • multimodal literacies in elementary education
  • early literacy development and instruction
The successful applicant must form explicit connections between their work and SOE's commitments to contribute to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.

Candidates should have strong knowledge of the field of literacy education and teaching experience in K-12 school contexts. Candidates should be prepared to participate actively in the School's endeavors to transform initial teacher preparation in literacy, as well as to help grow the school's undergraduate and master's-level offerings in literacy education. The successful candidate should, through his or her research, teaching, and/or service, contribute to the development of professionals who have the skills necessary to teach literacy effectively in a society that is increasingly diverse and whose schools are inequitably resourced. Another important component of this position is doctoral education. Candidates should be prepared to teach literacy courses in the doctoral program in Educational Studies in the School of Education. In addition to coursework, candidates should be prepared to participate in advising doctoral students, supervising their initial teaching experiences, and fostering the development of students as scholars, researchers, and teacher educators.

Questions may be referred to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Gina Cervetti  by emailing

. Other members of the search committee are:
  • Deborah Ball, Professor
  • Kendra Hearn, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
  • Katrin Robertson, Elementary Lecturer IV
  • Priti Shah, Professor
Who We Are

About the School of Education

The mission of the School of Education is to generate, study, and teach strategies, practices, and tools for addressing educational problems and prepare diverse groups of education practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers to develop equitable and just educational opportunities.

In pursuing our vision and mission, members of the University of Michigan School of Education community value: promoting and embodying diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity; working in local, national, and global contexts; and engaging with and learning from communities and learners.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will have:
  • A doctoral degree in education with an emphasis in elementary literacy
  • A research focus on one or more of the areas identified above
  • Experience teaching at the K - 12 and university levels, including literacy methods courses
  • An established program of research and publication in literacy education
  • Working knowledge of a diverse array of research theories and methods
  • A sustained interest in collaborating with different constituencies in the School of Education, schools, communities, and the university to engage in program design, instruction, and research in a coherent, practice-based teacher education program
  • A sustained interest in collaborating with a similar set of constituencies to design and engage in research projects
  • A commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice and equity, as evidenced through teaching, service and scholarship.
  • Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in under-resourced schools with diverse students
  • A track record of proposing and securing grants to support research
Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Associate/Full Professor of Education-Literacy

Job Title


Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

School Education


SOE-Educational Studies

Posting Begin/End Date

7/12/2022 - 9/19/2022

Career Interest

Instructional - Regular

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