ESOL/Second Language Education - Clinical Assistant Professor

Gainesville FL
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of ESOL/Second Language Education position. The ESOL/Second Language Education program in the School of Teaching and Learning at UF includes the English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education program. It has a strong collaboration with faculty in Reading, English Language Arts, and English Education. This position builds upon a rich tradition of excellence in teacher education and preparation and scholarship. This faculty member will join a collaborative, cohesive, and energetic community of scholars within the College that is committed to high quality teaching, research, and service. 

We seek candidates who are committed to teacher preparation for English language learners and whose interests focus on issues of second language teaching and learning in the context of equity and diversity in education.

The successful applicant for the Clinical Assistant Professor position is expected to engage in teaching, mentoring of graduate students, collaborations with schools, and the scholarship of teaching. This 12-month faculty appointment will begin August 15, 2018. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) courses
  • Participate in program development
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
  • Participate in documentation of certification and accreditation requirements as related to teaching assignment

    The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, consistently ranks among the top 20 public colleges in the nation. According to the 2017 US News & World Report of America’s Best Graduate Schools, the UF College of Education is the highest-rated education college in Florida and among public institutions in the Southeast US.

    The University of Florida recently became the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.  Other national rankings such as 2nd by Forbes and 7th by Kiplinger in their respective lists of “Best Values in
    Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. In addition, the College’s Online Graduate Education program was ranked #1 by US News and was rated best in the nation for student admissions selectivity. The college’s 95 faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance student readiness and achievement, school reform and improvement, and leadership development. Approximately 3,200 students enroll in 28 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs offered within the areas of: Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education; Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies; and Teaching and Learning.

    UF is the nation’s fourth largest university with more than 50,000 students, 4,000 faculty, and 340,000 alumni throughout the world. UF has been recognized as the state’s “preeminent” university and received funding enhancements this year. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and supported. The Carnegie Commission on Education rates UF among the nation’s leading research institutions. UF is one of only 17 landgrant universities in AAU. Recently, UF has added 100 new faculty members through a state supported Preeminence Campaign. Gainesville, a university city, is a great place to live, with affordable housing, excellent schools, a good climate, and ample cultural and recreational opportunities. UF is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is strongly committed to diversity of its workplace.

    Advertised Salary:

    Salary is negotiable, competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Doctorate in TESOL or closely related field. ABDs will be considered as long as doctorate is expected to be obtained no later than August 15, 2018.
    • Record of excellence in teaching and/or supervision in the field of K-12 English Language Learner (ELL) Education
    • A minimum of three years of experience in K-12 school settings
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Record of teaching experience in higher education in the areas of ESL, bilingual education, or closely related subject area
  • Evidence of commitment to collaboration with faculty, students and school-based personnel
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants for the Clinical Assistant Professor position should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for three references who will be contacted and asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

    Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Maria Coady at [email protected]

    To ensure full consideration application materials should be submitted by November 3, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

    The selection process will be conducted in accordance with “Florida’s Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search committee meetings and interviews are open to the public, and applications, CVs, and other documents related to the search may be available to public inspection. 

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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