Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy
North Carolina A&T State University
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Internal Number: 24484
The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy's primary responsibility in supporting the College's vision is to support the achievement of reading proficiency by North Carolina's children and to serve as an early literacy expert to advance the state of North Carolina's literacy initiatives through engaging in outreach and dissemination of best practice. The Distinguished Professor will work in the College of Education, Department of Educator Preparation to advance evidence-based practices in reading instruction aligned with the University of North Carolina System Literacy Framework, and to expand continuing support for teachers of reading. The Distinguished Professor will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the College, engage in Practice-Based Teacher Education with the forthcoming N.C. A&T Laboratory School, and contribute to the forthcoming Center of Excellence for Educational Equity and Policy Research. In addition, the Distinguished Professor may serve on statewide literacy committees in an advisory capacity to elevate how UNC System institutions ensure the development of well-prepared reading teachers. The Distinguished Professor will enhance partnerships with school districts across North Carolina to foster collaboration between College's teacher education program and current teachers in the field. Lastly, the Distinguished Professor will maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate students; mentor faculty; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in programmatic development of the college and literacy initiatives at the institution, local, state, national, and international levels.
The Department of Educator Preparation in the College of Education at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is pleased to invite applications for the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy. This tenure position will be filled at the Associate or Professor level and will be open until filled.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare teacher candidates for initial or advanced licensure. The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy will join three other distinguished professors in the UNC System to serve as a network of early literacy experts with the purpose of advancing the state of North Carolina's literacy initiatives through engaging in outreach and dissemination of best practice. The Spangler Distinguished Professors may serve on statewide literacy committees in an advisory capacity to elevate how UNC System institutions are ensuring the development of well-prepared teachers of reading. In addition, the cadre of professors will enhance partnerships with school districts across North Carolina to foster collaboration between teacher education programs and current teachers in the field. Responsibilities. The Spangler Distinguished Professor of Literacy will maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate students; mentor faculty; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in programmatic development of the college and literacy initiatives at the institution, local, state, national, and international levels.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
As a premier Historically Black University, the College of Education's vision is to be a recognized national leader in equity, access, and advocacy through the advancement of culturally sustaining research, teaching, and engagement locally and globally. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare highly skilled, culturally responsive and sustainable educators, leaders, and counselors who create, use, and share knowledge on equity, access, and advocacy in local, state, national, and global communities. Building on the N.C. A&T legacy as a historically Black university (HBCU) dedicated to exemplary teaching, scholarship and effective public service, the College of Education offer degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. This mission is reflected in the College of Education conceptual framework.
The College of Education comprises three departments: the Department of Counseling, the Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education, and the Department of Educator Preparation. The Department of Educator Preparation's programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Department of Counseling's programs are accredited by the Council Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Primary Function of the Department of Educator Preparation: The Department of Educator Preparation at North Carolina A&T is comprised of professional educators committed to teaching and learning in a pluralistic global society by creating responsive learning environments that challenge students to think critically, collaborate, communicate, and serve mankind. Our faculty provides high quality programs through research, effective teaching, field experiences, internships, and ongoing formative assessments.
Department of Educator Preparation programs strive to accomplish the following goals:
1. To provide candidates with a quality educational program at the bachelor's and master's degree level that satisfies requirements for licensure and accreditation.
2. To prepare candidates to think critically, to express themselves effectively, to collect data and draw appropriate conclusions, and to utilize their proficiencies to become a catalyst for learning.
3. To recruit quality candidates from diverse backgrounds, to retain them through quality programming and supportive resources, and to graduate them with the proficiencies required to function successfully in 21st Century learning environments.
Established in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) is a public, historically black, land-grant institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina. North Carolina A&T and other 1890 land-grant institutions were established by the Second Morrill Act, which expanded the system of land-grant universities to include a historically Black institution in those states where segregation denied people of color access to the land grant institutions established by the First Morrill Act in 1862.
The university has a strong legacy of social justice, activism, and community engagement. In 1960, four freshman students, often called the A&T Four or the Greensboro Four, sparked the civil rights movement in the South through their
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!