The UNM College of Education, comprised of five academic departments, is a future-oriented, dynamic professional school organized to reflect the following values: Advocacy, Building Professional Identities, Collaboration, building strong School/University Partnerships, Diversity & Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Inquiry/Scholarship, and Teaching, Learning and Leadership.
The Department is the largest in the College with the uniqueness of having both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation and educational leadership programs that address K-12, administration and leadership, and higher education needs together as an academic unit.
The Lecturer III with specialization in reading/literacy education, is expected to teach undergraduates and graduates in Elementary Education licensure programs to support teacher candidates in their field experience in order to build competence, care, cultural responsiveness, self-reflection, collegiality and evidence-based assessment. This faculty member will also be expected to participate in enhancing the coherence and effectiveness of the reading/literacy course sequence and the department's general teacher preparation programs.
In addition to teaching reading and literacy education methods courses that require organizing student participation in school settings, the lecturer is also expected to participate in departmental program development and assessment, and some committee work. The Lecturer III in Reading/Literacy Education is expected to support a university-school collaboration; develop and teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and provide service to the program and department. This includes interacting with university faculty, teachers, teacher candidates, and students in elementary and middle schools.