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Open rank in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

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Department of Curriculum & Instruction - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Nov 6, 2018

Description
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applicants for an open rank faculty member (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education program to begin in Fall 2019. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire

UT-Austin is an urban research university with approximately 50,000 students, 3,000 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. The Department offers both master's and doctoral-level programs, and is central to a large undergraduate teacher education program. The College of Education at UT-Austin consistently ranks in the U.S. News & World Report's top ten public graduate colleges of education. Austin is the 11th largest city in the USA, appearing frequently on Forbes' annual list of America's Fastest Growing Cities, and is well known for its sunny climate, outdoor life, live music, cultural richness, technological sophistication, and great restaurants.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is currently ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report, maintaining an established reputation in the areas of research, teacher preparation, and critical scholar training. We seek a dynamic candidate to join our well-established bilingual/bicultural program who has strong experiences in public education and expertise in the comprehensive development of bilingual learners from preschool to 6th grade. Successful candidates will lead existing programs and advance the research, teaching and service missions of the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the well-established bilingual/bicultural education program area
  • Establish, conduct, and publish scholarly research and seek external funding in the area of bilingual/bicultural education.
  • Provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local level related to bilingual education.
  • Advise and recruit master's and doctoral students in bilingual education.
  • Develop courses and teach in undergraduate-level bilingual/bicultural teacher certification program and the graduate-level bilingual/bicultural education program; courses include, but are not limited to bilingual foundations and history, second language acquisition, linguistic and cultural diversity, bilingual and ESL methods, and literacy and assessment.
  • Work collaboratively and establish partnerships across departments, specifically with a focus on accessibility for bilingual learners and leadership opportunities for bilingual educators
  • Demonstrate commitment to and critical understanding of issues of equity, cultural relevance, and social justice

Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Qualifications
Required Qualifications Associate or Full Professor Candidates:
  • An earned doctoral degree in bilingual/bicultural education, or related field
  • A strong and active record of research and teaching in the field of bilingual/bicultural education
  • Demonstrate successful attainment of external funding
  • Have an established record of advising and chairing graduate students
  • Success in developing and leading programs related to bilingual/bicultural education

Preferred Qualifications Associate or Full Professor Candidates:
  • Strong background in bilingual education with research interests that include, but are not limited to areas such as biliteracy, Latina/o children's literature, or policy related to bilingual/bicultural education, and/or critical approaches to education.
  • Commitment to partnering with children, families and community initiatives with diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach courses in Spanish at the undergraduate level.

Required Qualifications Assistant Professor Candidates:
  • An earned doctoral degree in bilingual/bicultural education, or related field
  • Show productivity or potential in scholarship and external funding
  • Three or more years of teaching experience
  • Qualified and capable of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses

Preferred Qualifications Assistant Professor Candidates:
  • Strong background in bilingual education with research interests that include, but are not limited to areas such as biliteracy, Latina/o children's literature or policy related to bilingual education, and/or critical approaches to education.
  • Commitment to partnering with children, families and community initiatives with diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach courses in Spanish at the undergraduate level.


Application Instructions
Only electronic applications will be accepted via Interfolio. To ensure full consideration, upload the following files by December 10, 2018:
  • Letter of application
  • A current vita
  • Personal statement of teaching philosophy
  • Personal statement of research agenda
  • A diversity statement
  • A professional writing sample

In addition, please request three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For more information please contact: Dr. Cinthia Salinas, Department Chair, [email protected] Application review will begin on December 11, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to the recruitment and selection of highly qualified employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. With this in mind, we encourage all to apply. To learn more information about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit the University of Texas.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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