Assistant Professor, ESL/Bilingual Education

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Tenure Status Non-Tenure Rank Assistant Professor Term Length 10 Months Terminal one year contract No Position Status Full Time Position Title Assistant Professor, ESL/Bilingual Education Campus Chicago - Michigan Ave. If other, please specify

The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed. Also, the position will require teaching on Saturdays at least one term per year.

Position Summary

National Louis University’s Undergraduate College is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor, ESL/Bilingual Education to our team.

This position is a 10 month, full-time non-tenure track faculty position with teaching and administrative responsibilities, and expected faculty appointment at Assistant rank. The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed. Also, the position will require teaching on Saturdays at least one term per year.
Who we are: We are a team of dedicated educators who have been working together to build an amazing new Instructional Model that supports first-generation and transfer students with a focus on the holistic student. The Teacher Preparation program has grown over the last year and we expect to continue to grow in the coming years. We work fearlessly on educating and retaining students. As a result, we have exceeded national benchmarks with our approach to appreciative advising and data-driven, personalized instruction. Our education is student-focused, expects excellence, provides personalized support in a data-driven environment all with the pillars of continuous improvement and innovation to structure our work.
Who you are: Driven to succeed, highly organized and knowledgeable about the diverse Early Childhood Teaching field.
You are energetic and passionate about a diverse student body that includes first-generation students and transfer students. To be successful in this program, you must be committed to excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education. The position requires you to be agile, creative and engaging while offering an innovative, practice based curriculum and an unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. Enthusiastic candidates have the belief that all students can be successful students. As an active team member you believe in a supportive environment and a student-driven culture.
You will: Teach ESL/Bilingual courses as part of the Early Childhood Education, Early Child practice and Elementary Education minors in the Undergraduate College’s (UGC) Teacher Preparation Department.
You believe that your work has demonstrated your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate blended and/or online classes that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Student Coaches, Faculty, Data Analysts and UGC team members to determine how to personalize the learning experience for students in the Undergraduate Education majors. You will help support all education students as they move through their majors toward their eventual goal: graduation and employment.
You are ready to: Make an impact.

Each and every day, this college changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone who will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Teach 7-8 ESL/Bilingual courses per year.
•Serve as a mentor to ESL/Bilingual adjunct faculty including onboarding, coaching and professional development.
•Support the Director of Undergraduate Teacher Preparation in the development of new and revision of ESL/Bilingual courses.
•Represent the Undergraduate Teacher Preparation majors internally and externally as needed, in matters regarding the field of early care and education.
•Support Director in managing external partnerships and relationships that serve to support and grow the enrollment for the teacher preparation department, especially as it pertains to candidates interested in ESL/Bilingual Education.
•Liaise with and provide support for the ESL and Bilingual Education Credential for the state of Illinois.
•Collaborate to develop an effective student experience for students.
•Maintain current and active knowledge in ESL/Bilingual content areas that is reflected in instruction and course development.
•Oversight for the ESL and Bilingual endorsement(s) and ISBE requirements in the curricular components.
•Communicate professionally, relate well, and share a passion for postsecondary success for diverse learners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Teach 7-8 ESL/Bilingual courses per year.
•Serve as a mentor to ESL/Bilingual adjunct faculty including onboarding, coaching and professional development.
•Support the Director of Undergraduate Teacher Preparation in the development of new and revision of ESL/Bilingual courses.
•Represent the Undergraduate Teacher Preparation majors internally and externally as needed, in matters regarding the field of early care and education.
•Support Director in managing external partnerships and relationships that serve to support and grow the enrollment for the teacher preparation department, especially as it pertains to candidates interested in ESL/Bilingual Education.
•Liaise with and provide support for the ESL and Bilingual Education Credential for the state of Illinois.
•Collaborate to develop an effective student experience for students.
•Maintain current and active knowledge in ESL/Bilingual content areas that is reflected in instruction and course development.
•Oversight for the ESL and Bilingual endorsement(s) and ISBE requirements in the curricular components.
•Communicate professionally, relate well, and share a passion for postsecondary success for diverse learners.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS
•Master’s degree in education plus a minimum of 3-5 years of experience successfully teaching in a classroom setting for ESL/Bilingual learners.
•Working knowledge of the requirements for ESL/Bilingual endorsement and credentialing in the state of Illinois.
•Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
•Documented successful experience teaching college courses or K-12 professional development programs in the areas of ESL, bilingual and dual language education
•Experience and knowledge about how to support teacher candidates in a practice based environment.
•The successful candidate will be technologically savvy, with experience working with different platforms and learning management systems.
•Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment training in Desire to Learn, NLU’s online teaching program.
•Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural awareness in educational and work environments, and willingness to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion
•Preferred: Proficiency in Spanish.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FAC207 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 07/01/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.nl.edu/postings/5145 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education completed in discipline or sub-field in which you are applying to?
    • Bachelors degree in discipline or sub-field
    • 18 graduate semester credits in discipline or sub-field
    • Master's degree or higher in discipline or sub-field
    • Doctoral degree in discipline or sub-field
  2. What is the highest level of education that you completed at an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All-But-Dissertation (ABD) in a Doctoral Program
    • Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD, JD, DBA, etc.)
Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript A
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
  7. Transcript B
  8. Transcript C
  9. Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)

 

 

 

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