Assistant/Associate Professor of Bilingual Education, Tenure Track, Teacher Education

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Bilingual Education, Tenure Track, Teacher Education


DAL-Teacher Education & Admin-518200


School of Education

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Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The School of Education at UNT-Dallas seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families, and communities by providing high-quality, student focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community inspired to support.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Bilingual Teacher Education to commence in Fall 2021. The selected candidate will be expected to provide leadership and vision for our Texas Education Agency accredited teacher education program with large numbers of bilingual education students.

The incumbent in this tenure-track position which will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, program coordination, supporting advisement of majors, and engaging in high quality applied research/scholarly activities and grant writing. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curricular improvements and service and community engagement including, but not limited to development, community development, service learning, recruiting, program assessment, accreditation, student advisement, and committee leadership. Summer school teaching is possible, but is dependent on budget and course demand.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
• A doctorate in Bilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or Education with 18 doctoral level credits in bilingual education or bi-literacy education.
• Certification in elementary education with a bilingual endorsement
• Three years or more experience as elementary bilingual education teacher in U.S. public schools
• Established record of research agenda and a demonstrated trajectory of improving scholarly achievement.
• Evidence of publishing and/or presentations as a scholar/researcher commensurate with rank.
• Demonstrated experience teaching courses in bilingual education for accredited higher education institutions.
• Demonstrated academic bilingual and bi-literate proficiency in Spanish and English
• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of theories and practice of bilingual education, including linguistics
• Record of public engagement with bilingual parents and community groups

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
• Established grant writing track record with experiences as a principle investigator or co-investigator.
• Experience preparing students for the Texas Examination of Education Standards tests, Bilingual Supplemental Exam, and the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test.
• Academic experience working on a campus with culturally diverse students, staff, and faculty.
• Hold an additional certification in Reading and an ESL supplemental
• Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary work across divisions and departments.
• Demonstrated intercultural communication skills with multicultural populations.
• Experience using technology in teaching, and experience teaching hybrid, web, or online courses.
• Experience acquiring external funding for research and/or program growth and expansion.
• Academic experience working on a campus with culturally diverse students, staff, and faculty.
• Public school dual language or transitional bilingual teacher of record.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 25 pounds, Sitting, Talk or Hear, Carrying, Standing, Walking, Writing, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a CV, a letter of application that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial graduate transcripts.

For additional information contact Arleen Gil at 972-338-1503 or [email protected]

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

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Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time