Open Rank Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

ID: 7070953
Posted: October 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applicants for a tenure-track, open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in its Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) program to begin in Fall 2021. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire. Our vision in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the College of Education is to build upon individual, family, and community strengths in order to combat disparities in education and health and to promote social justice. Applicants are expected to show a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity, inclusion, and change.

The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.

As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we have launched a new strategic vision known as Reimagine Education. In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.

Applicants are expected to have or show potential for a track record of research excellence, including a strong record of refereed publications and a history of extramural funding and/or potential to obtain extramural funding. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses a long-standing reputation in the areas of bilingual education. We seek candidates with expertise in biliteracy development of emergent bilingual learners (preschool-grade 12) in the content subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies). Candidates will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistic and cultural diversity and the bilingual/ESL endorsement programs (on campus, online, or hybrid). Successful candidates also will participate in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education graduate program and in the recruitment and training of graduate students. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

first and second language development in one or more content area, (literacy, social studies, science, math).
teaching/researching with immigrant, emergent bilingual learners and their families, in content area(s)
Bilingual teacher preparation in content area(s)

Develop, conduct, and publish scholarly research with a well-articulated agenda in the area of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teach in both an undergraduate bilingual/biliteracy teacher certification program and a graduate-level bilingual/bicultural education program
Obtain external funding for research and development projects
Supervise Master’s and Doctoral students
Work collaboratively in a program and department committed to issues of equity and social justice.
Provide leadership and service at the local, state, national level related to bilingual/bicultural education
Work collaboratively with others in the program area, department, and college
Required Qualifications for All Candidates

An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in bilingual/bicultural education or strongly related field;
Three or more years of full-time teaching experience in public schools with bilingual children (EC-12)
Experience working with children, families, or communities of diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
Proficient in Spanish, and able to read, write, and teach courses in Spanish at the undergraduate level.
Capacity for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in person, hybrid and online.
Show productivity or potential for securing extramural research funding; and
Capacity to advance the College of Education’s mission of equity and excellence


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