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Assistant Professor/Advanced Assistant Professor in the areas of Global Literacies and Critical

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Maryland, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 10, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Language, Literacy, and Culture doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor/Advanced Assistant Professor in the areas of Global Literacies and Critical Diversity/Equity. We seek candidates with strong potential for research productivity, the ability to teach and mentor graduate students in our program, and a commitment to the university’s mission of inclusive excellence.

This interdisciplinary scholar would work across disciplines with a targeted area of study in global literacies and/or critical diversity with secondary expertise in mixed methods and quantitative analysis. We seek someone with a Ph.D. in social science disciplines/fields such as sociology, applied linguistics/modern languages, psychology, education, communication/emerging media studies, or other related fields. The successful applicant will contribute fully to our interdisciplinary doctoral program and have a commitment to working with students with diverse life experiences and from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

About the Program

We are an interdisciplinary program serving only doctoral students that investigates the concepts and processes of language, literacy, and culture in relationship to social, historical, technological, and ideological formations. We advocate for socio-cultural and linguistic diversity in research, practice, and policy, with special emphasis on social justice, change, equity, power, and identity. Our intellectual community includes four full-­time tenured faculty members and more than 30 affiliate faculty from more than nine programs and departments across our campus with the intent of offering graduate students synergistic, collaborative, community- and place-based approaches to research.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. We are deeply committed to supporting new faculty as they work on their research and publications. The university also has a number of programs designed to help tenure-track faculty, including start-up funds, summer fellowships, and the Eminent Scholar Mentor program, which links tenure-track faculty with external mentors of their choice. UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one its “Great Colleges to Work For” in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching environment, and work-life balance. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to include excellence in our faculty. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Submit a letter of application with attention to research, teaching and mentoring graduate students; CV; statement of commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; two peer-reviewed publications; two course syllabi; and, names and contact information for three references by December 15, 2019 to Interfolio at Please address questions to Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Director, Language, Literacy, and Culture doctoral program, with the subject line “LLC Search.”

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