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School of Education and Human Development

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education 

Associate Professor 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Position #350644 - Job Requisition #24444 

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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds

The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver announces a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor level in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) program beginning in the Fall term of 2022. The successful candidate will have a scholarly focus on bilingualism and biliteracy (or related fields) in PK – 12 schools and other educational contexts, addressing the academic and social advancement and human rights of bilingual students and their families.  

The CLDE program has a strong commitment to the education of bilingual students that challenges racism and promotes equity. The CLDE program offers undergraduate coursework in the initial licensure area, and graduate level coursework that satisfies the state CLDE endorsement and the Master’s degree in CLDE. The program also offers the Bilingual Specialist endorsement at the Master’s level. Furthermore, there are opportunities with the School’s doctoral programs (EdD and PhD) to work with students with a CLDE interest. The CLDE program has accreditation through the Colorado State Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  

The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) has taken a leadership role in preparing professionals to work in diverse schools, agencies, and related settings such as in district positions for local school districts. The SEHD emphasizes partnerships within diverse community settings. Most students in the CLDE program teach or will teach in the metropolitan area public schools and we are increasingly reaching out to rural communities in Colorado with program offerings. The state of Colorado has an increasingly diverse population and the schools in the Denver metro area, such as Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools, have a majority non-White students. Most bilingual students in Denver Public Schools speak Spanish and English, but other languages, including Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Amharic, French, Nepali, and Russian, are strongly represented. Many Colorado students are proficient in non-dominant varieties of English as well. 

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is a leading school of education, providing national expertise on educational issues and socially-just solutions for urban and diverse communities. The SEHD emphasizes working with multiple types of collaborative partnerships including PK-12 schools, local communities, businesses, government agencies, private foundations, and other universities and colleges. The SEHD was ranked 85th nationally in 2021-22 by US News and World Report.

The University of Colorado Denver is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System. Located in downtown Denver, CU Denver honors and acknowledges that the University is in traditional territories and on ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Ute nations and the traditional homelands of other tribal nations. As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a student body with varied backgrounds through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. The university’s 15,000+ students reflect the diverse community of Denver and the surrounding areas: half of all freshmen are first generation and 42% of the total student body are BIPOC. CU Denver was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and part of its mission, developed in its ambitious Strategic Plan, includes a commitment to becoming the first Equity-serving institution in the nation. 

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The faculty member filling this position will assume a teaching, research and service/leadership role in the CLDE program and will work closely with faculty and students and have the opportunity to be a member of the School’s doctoral faculty. 

Major responsibilities include maintaining a robust and relevant program of research and grant writing that addresses the bilingualism and biliteracy of students. We are interested in scholars who engage in critical pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ideology, and the sociopolitical context of the education of the oppressed in U.S. society. We also seek scholars that can foster and sustain partnerships with local school districts supporting teachers obtaining their Master’s in CLDE, and with successful experience in writing and securing grant funding.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, encompassing both theoretical and practical topics regarding the impact of culture and language on learning. There are opportunities to teach in the initial teacher licensure program, the CLDE Master’s program, the EdD program with a concentration in [email protected] Learners and Communities and the PhD program concentration in Critical Studies. As an associate professor, the candidate will also take on a leadership role in the CLDE program and the SEHD. The leadership role includes program evaluation and development, as well as advocacy for multilingualism and anti-racism at all levels of education.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

• Demonstrated success and productivity in research, grant writing and scholarship with a focus on bilingual students

• Demonstrated success in building professional development partnerships with school districts and leading professional development for teachers 

• Demonstrated success for program leadership, both sustaining existing pathways and developing new ideas and initiatives to meet the needs of the community

• Ability to work in collaboration with others, including university colleagues as well as district partners and community stakeholders

Employment Conditions  

This is a full-time academic year position. Opportunity for summer teaching is available. 

Rank: Associate Professor 

Position availability: August 15, 2022 

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at 87,000 to $95,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 


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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


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Minimum Qualifications 

• A doctorate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education or a closely related field 

• A minimum of three years of teaching experience or deep involvement in P-12 settings  

• A proven record of published scholarship in the interdisciplinary fields related to CLDE (bilingual education, critical studies of language, language policy and practice, language teaching and learning, teacher preparation, etc.)

• A record of externally funded research and/or teaching development projects

• A commitment to the professional field of teaching bilingual and bicultural learners as evidenced by education, teaching, school experience, research, and professional affiliations

• Experience working with students and/or teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including mentoring and research related activities

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Preferred Qualifications 

• Bilingual in Spanish and English with the ability to develop and teach courses in Spanish 

• Clear evidence that race, language, class, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other diversity topics are embedded in syllabi, teaching, professional development, and research 

• Experience in teaching, research and service with the Latinx population of the West/Southwest and a particular emphasis on Mexican and Central American immigrant concerns and opportunities 

• Experience in program leadership and research efforts, including mentorship of graduate research and early-career faculty.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 14, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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