Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual and ESL Education)

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual and ESL Education)




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Education


School of Teaching & Learning

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Mary Petron


Sam Houston State University
School of Teaching and Learning
Box 2119
Huntsville, Texas 77340-2119

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses in bilingual education and English as a Second Language. This individual must embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through high-quality, integrated teaching, scholarship, and service in keeping with the motto and mission of Sam Houston State University. Contribute to the Bilingual/ESL program as a collaborative member of the program area; collaborate with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in research and program development; continue the program’s history of having a positive impact on a state, regional, national, and international level; act as content expert and liaison in the area of bilingual and ESL education and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Bilingual Education or a closely related field (ABD candidates
may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date
in September 2021)

Experience Required for the Position:

Must hold or be eligible for state public school teaching certification and
have at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a bilingual classroom
teacher in a PK-6 public school setting. Must be bilingual and biliterate in
Spanish and English with oral and written academic proficiency in both
languages. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to demonstrate
knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field
to students and other constituencies. Strong evidence of commitment to

Other Requirements for the Position:

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with teacher education accreditation standards;
• History of supervising field experiences;
• Experience teaching bilingual and ESL education;
• Evidence of service to departmental, college, and university
• Participation in professional organizations at local and
national/international levels;
• Evidence of collaboration with faculty in other programs across the
• Evidence of purposeful university outreach and productive
relationships with community members and community organizations
• Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research
• Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the
university level;
• Experience teaching in multiple modalities (online and/or hybrid). Teaching day and
evening at the main campus and at The Woodlands is required.
• Strong working knowledge of bilingual and ESL research methodologies;
• Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools,
colleges, and local communities

Special Instructions Summary:

College of Education Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The SHSU College of Education supports an inclusive learning environment where diverse perspectives are recognized as sources of strength and enrichment. We value human diversity in all its visible and invisible dimensions including: political views and ideologies, learning and physical ability levels, age, socioeconomic status, language, gender, race, gender identities and expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, religious and spiritual beliefs, and other characteristics that have historically marginalized people. We commit to practicing the cultural responsiveness we expect of the educators, scholars, counselors, and leaders we prepare.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 5/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time