University of Missouri Chancellor's Fund for Excellence
Chancellor's Chair in Literacy Education

The University of Missouri, College of Education, is pleased to 
announce the establishment of a Chancellor's Chair in Literacy 
Education.  This position, supported by the Chancellor's Fund for 
Excellence, is designed for a recognized scholar in literacy 
education.  This individual will have opportunities to collaborate 
with a variety of outstanding program areas within the college. The 
goal for this position is to develop a strong, nationally and 
internationally prominent research center in the area of literacy. 

To fill this position, we seek applicants who have a proven track 
record of engaging in high quality scholarship, including extramural 
funding, that address the literacy needs of typically developing and 
at-risk children.  The successful candidate, who may come from 
literacy or related fields such as Educational Psychology, School 
Psychology, or Special Education, must possess an earned doctorate 
that focuses on literacy education, have a record of outstanding 
scholarship in the field, and demonstrate potential to provide 
leadership in developing and administering the MU Literacy Education 
Research center. This is a nine-month Associate/Full Professor tenure 
line position with the possibility of supplementary summer 
employment.  Full University benefits apply in addition to research 
funds and the possibility of directing additional hires in related 
areas. The University of Missouri is strongly committed to the 
diversity of its workforce.  Applicants from diverse backgrounds are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see more about position responsibilities, the University of 
Missouri, and the College of Education at:

Required Qualifications:

o	An earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field 
with an emphasis in literacy.
o	Strong knowledge and demonstration of research
o	Demonstrated ability to generate significant external funding 
through grants and contracts.
o	Demonstrated scholarly accomplishments including research 
publications and presentations.
o	Successful teaching experience within public schools and/or 
University level.
o	Demonstrated record/potential to achieve national and 
international recognition based on scholarship.

MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and 
the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri 
System.  MU is located in Columbia, a community of approximately 
100,000, rated as one of the best small cities in the US by Money 
magazine.  MU has an enrollment of approximately 30,000, and is 
designated as Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teaching.  The College of Education is one of 
18 schools/colleges on campus, has a student population of 1,200 
undergraduates and 1,550 gradate students, and a tenure/tenure-track 
faculty of 86 members.  Cultural diversity is an important goal 
supported by the Department, College, and MU.  Salary is commensurate 
with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures:

The search committee, co-chaired by Dr. Erica Lembke (Department of 
Special Education) and Dr. Dick Robinson (Learning, Teaching, and 
Curriculum) will begin reviewing applications September 1st and will 
continue to accept and review applications until the position is 
filled.  Applicants should send (1) a letter of application 
addressing qualifications including research accomplishments and 
interests; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) three representative examples 
of scholarly writing; and (4) names and contact information of three 
references. Send application materials to:

Dr. Erica Lembke
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education
College of Education
311J Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity, 
Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications for women, minorities and 
disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.  To request 
ADA accommodations, please contact the College of Education at 

Norman A. Stahl, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Literacy Education

Past President, National Reading Conference

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