Endowed Chair in English Literacy/Full or Associate Professor

The Department of English at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville seeks to appoint a Full or Associate Professor as the endowed Brown Chair in English Literacy. This position entails furthering the Brown Chair’s mission to improve literacies throughout the state of Arkansas and beyond by forging durable partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., practitioners in community agencies and nonprofit organizations, public-school teachers and administrators, and government officials). As an active member of the English Department, the Brown Chair will also teach two courses per year, direct dissertations and theses, and join the department in fostering a campus culture of writing. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of publication, a demonstrated engagement with community literacy, and extensive teaching experience at the graduate level. The ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff is essential. The position starts July 1, 2020, and is a 12-month appointment. Completed applications received by November 1, 2019, will be given full consideration; applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Initial interviews via Skype are expected in November. All application materials should be submitted online, and additional details and instructions are available at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/36291. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.  

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