Assistant/Associate Professor of Language Education/Secondary/Multilingual Populations
The Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education in the Curry School of Education & Human Development at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for an assistant or associate professor in the area of Secondary Teacher Education. Candidates who focus on the literacy and/or reading development of bilingual/multilingual populations at the secondary level are encouraged to apply. The incumbent collaborates with program and department faculty implementing teacher preparation programs and designing and delivering doctoral preparation. Other duties include coordinating the Language Education in Multilingual Contexts doctoral program, mentoring doctoral students; advising undergraduate and graduate students on courses of study; and supervising graduate students' practica and related learning activities. A rigorous and funded line of research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University is expected.
A Ph.D. in Education, Reading Education, TESOL/ESL/Second Language Education, Educational Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or a related area with an emphasis in bi/multilingual, English learners and/or second language acquisition and pedagogy is required by the start-date of the appointment. Ideal candidates' scholarship focuses on bi/multilingual contexts and ESL-related work, with a specific interest in adolescent literacy and/or reading development. We will prioritize individuals whose scholarship demonstrates a strong link between theory and practice among preK-12 students, teachers, and/or policy makers. Applicants for the assistant professor level must provide evidence of scholarship that has potential to obtain extramural funding. Applicants for the tenured associate professor must have an established national reputation, a documented line of research focused on bi/multilingual populations, and a track record of existing and sustained extramural funding. Additional requirements include:
Three years classroom teaching experience in preK-12 ESL, dual language, and/or content-area settings with multilingual populations; knowledge of ESL and content-area scholarship and pedagogies appropriate for multilingual learners at the secondary level; experience developing and designing curricula; evidence of excellent university-level teaching in a teacher education program.
Experience working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students and some experience with online teaching is preferred. Experience supervising student teachers in a teacher education program is also preferred, as is the ability to use technology in innovative ways to enhance instruction and to teach online. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of collaboration with diverse groups of students and faculty.
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, & persons with disabilities.