Department Chair (Associate/Full; Tenured)

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Department Chair (Associate/Full; Tenured)
Posting Number F1700156
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Learning and Instruction. Candidates will be considered at the Associate/Full Professor level.
The Department of Learning and Instruction has a long history of research excellence, as well as a strong tradition of teaching and community engagement. Faculty demonstrate a commitment to creating a collegial academic environment characterized by equity, social justice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an ethic of care.
Working collaboratively with faculty, the chair provides administrative leadership across content and program areas. Responsibilities include providing oversight on scheduling, curricular and program offerings, administration of human and fiscal resources, and representing the department in college and university settings.
The University at Buffalo is New York State’s largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, placing it amongst the leading research-intensive public universities in the United States. Based upon their research and scholarly productivity, as well as key leadership roles served in professional associations, faculty members of the Graduate School of Education are acknowledged, both in the U.S. and abroad, as leaders in their respective fields.

Minimum Qualifications

• An active research program, a proven record of publishing, and securing external research funding
• An earned doctoral degree in English Education or Literacy Education with an emphasis on multimodal/multiliteracies, young adult literacies, new literacy studies, or digital literacies
• A documented record of administrative leadership and faculty mentorship
• An ability to teach in online and/or hybrid classrooms

Preferred Qualifications

• K-12 teaching experience
• Previous experience as a department chair, program coordinator, and/or departmental leadership

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to those received by November 21st. Anticipated start date July 1, 2018

Please submit the following with your application:
• A cover letter that includes a) relevant qualifications for the position, b) research and teaching interests, c) and a statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s) and how you plan to continue to do so once on campus
• Curriculum vitae
• Three sample publications
• Contact information for at least three (3) references

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Lisa Monpere-Cruz
Contact's Title Assistant to the Interim Chair
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-4022

Posting Dates

Posted 10/09/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled 07/01/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publication
  4. Publication 2
  5. Publication 3
  6. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents