Professors in Education for Bilingual Education and ELLs
2 openings available.
Internal Number: F00334P
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education (Science/STEM)
Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education (Special Education/Literacy)
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for two (2) 9-month tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education beginning Fall 2023. The first position will focus on bilingual science/STEM education and teacher preparation. The second position will focus on bilingual special education and/or literacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Successful candidates will 1) maintain a successful program of research and publication, 2) teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in both traditional and online formats, and 3) actively seek external funding opportunities commensurate with rank. Candidates will also have a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. With an enrollment of approximately 48,000 students, UT Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. In 2021, UTA’s combination of outstanding academics and innovative research contributed to its reaffirmation as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and its designation as a Texas Tier One institution, two significant milestones of excellence. Further, the University also received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic Serving-Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and has the third-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report (2022). UT Arlington’s approximately 250,000 alumni occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas and contribute to the University’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Department and College Information
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate teacher certification programs in elementary education, elementary bilingual and ESL education, secondary education, and special education. An expanding offering of on-campus and online certification, endorsements, and master’s degree programs in areas such as literacy education; “Mind, Brain, and Education”; mathematics education; and science education with additional online programs in the planning stages are also provided.
Home to 1,900 students, 40 faculty members, and 25 staff members, the College of Education not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 1,100 graduates in 2021. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2025 (https://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/).
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
EEO Statement - The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.
Required qualifications for this position include:
A doctorate in Bilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or Education with 18 doctoral level credits in bilingual education or bi-literacy education,
A defined research agenda and a strong record of scholarly publications, commensurate with assistant/associate rank,
Evidence of strong teaching at the higher education level,
A minimum of 3 years of EC-12 classroom teaching experience in bilingual/ESL education, and
An ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, students, and school personnel.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience related to Early Childhood (EC) through 12th-grade teacher education, an established grant writing track record with experiences as a principal investigator or co-investigator, and experience acquiring external funding for research and/or program growth and expansion. Given that the EC-6 Bilingual Education program degree plan includes content courses taught in Spanish, ideal candidates for the position will be able to teach courses in Spanish. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is rapidly becoming largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.