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Asst or Assc Professor in Equity, Bilingualism & Biliteracy

University of Colorado Boulder

Asst or Assc Professor in Equity, Bilingualism & Biliteracy

Requisition Number: 51305
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full Time
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Job Summary

The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a full-time tenure track faculty member at the assistant or early associate level in the Equity, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy (EBB) program in the education of bilingual learners beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. We seek to hire faculty who are committed to addressing educational challenges in Colorado, the United States, and the world through thoughtfully selected and enacted methodological and theoretical perspectives. This colleague will join our internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitment to equity and justice is reflected through our contributions to research, policy, and practice.

The EBB program area includes a Ph.D. program with an emphasis on the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students and the education of students with disabilities as well as endorsement, dual endorsement, and non-endorsement Master of Arts programs in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education/Special Education. We also teach courses for the undergraduate major in elementary education (with a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement) and other programs in the School of Education and the University. Candidates must be willing to contribute to teaching and program development in the teacher education and EBB programs, and they must be committed to educational equity and justice for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The mission of the CU Boulder School of Education is grounded in a lived commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We teach and conduct research to make a positive difference with and in schools and communities. The work of our faculty, researchers, staff, and students leads to evidence-based policy and practice. We aim for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators, researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.

We offer cutting-edge, engaging teacher preparation, innovative undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in multiple program areas: Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, Equity, Bilingualism & Biliteracy, Learning Sciences & Human Development, Literacy Studies, Research, Evaluation & Methodology, STEM Education., and Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The workload for this position includes:
  • Teaching, Advising & Mentoring (40%).
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Work (40%).
  • Leadership & Service (20%).

Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the School of Education demonstrate evidence of strong teaching and mentoring and are expected to contribute to our teacher education, master’s, and doctoral programs; advise undergraduate students; mentor graduate students; and provide outreach and leadership to the local, school, campus, and larger communities. Additionally, our faculty maintain an active and innovative research agenda and corresponding publication record that reveals a thoughtful and compelling progression of scholarship.

What You Should Know

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

This is an open rank position that will be filled at either the assistant or beginning associate professor level. Rank is determined by years of experience and accomplishments. Salary range for a full time academic year assistant professor is $80-92k or associate professor $92-100K. Salary can be paid out over 9 or 12 months. Benefits remain active over summer. Additional opportunities for teaching and research/creative work or service projects up to 3/9ths of AY salary may be available during the summer.

Relocation and start up funding is available in accordance with University policies and the School's guidelines.

In addition to a competitive salary and generous benefit package, the University offers inclusive paid parental leave; housing down-payment assistance programs; relocation assistance; and teaching and professional development.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

We seek a scholar with expertise and teaching experience in PK-12 U.S. bilingual learner education, a focus on Latinx student populations, and a research focus in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Language development and assessment of bilingual children and youth.
  2. Teaching bilingual children and youth in U.S. public schools.
  3. The intersections among language, race, ethnicity, gender/sexuality, disability, and culture as they relate to the teaching and learning of bilingual children and youth. The candidate should use rigorous and theoretically grounded research approaches for understanding and improving the educational experiences of bilingual children and youth in U.S. public schools. The candidate’s research should critically engage with issues of learning, diversity, and equity that underlie language practices and policies as they play out in broader social, cultural, historical, political, and economic contexts in the U.S.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter: succinct letter of application highlighting qualifications.
  3. One sample course syllabus for a university-level course taught.
  4. One sample publication or example of scholarly work.

Contact information for three references which will be requested during the application process. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed as the search progresses.

For questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Deb Palmer (

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who submit by this date. Position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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