The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for up to two positions as Lecturers in Educational Practice in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Responsibilities include teaching courses in TESOL Masters degree programs, coordinating field experiences for TESOL students, developing on-line programs, assisting with preparation and ongoing needs of TESOL workshops, pursuing external funding for the education of preservice Masters students and in-service practitioners in the teaching of language and literacy.
The initial appointment as a Lecturer in Educational Practice shall be for one year only. At the end of the first year, it is expected that the appointment shall be extended for an additional two years on the basis of performance and on the academic need for such services continuing to exist. All subsequent reviews and continued reappointments are to be based on professional performance and the academic need for services.
Review of applications will begin on MARCH 15, 2020 but will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field, expertise in language learning and teaching in K-12 schools and/or community programs, experience coordinating such programs for teachers-in-training, and a record of community language pedagogical engagement. The most competitive candidates will be able to provide evidence through their own research, publication and/or practice of leadership in addressing the language and literacy needs of linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
About Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
PennGSE is a small school of 38 tenured or tenure-track faculty. It is organized into six divisions: Educational Linguistics; Education Polcy; Higher Education; Human Development & Quantitative Methods; Literacy, Culture and International Education; and Teaching, Learning and Leadership.
We attempt to connect research and practice, and to mediate between the requirements of a leading research university on the one hand and those of institutions of education and schooling on the other. Over the years, we have enjoyed strengthened ties with both the strictly academic sectors of the University and the school systems of the region.