Assistant Professor, Bilingualism and Biliteracy Education
California State University, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Professors in Education for Bilingual Education and ELLs
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience (anticipated hiring range: $83,952 - $87,840 annually).
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
The Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Biliteracy Education will teach courses in the Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential Programs, including biliteracy methods in Spanish. They may also teach in the MA in Education for Social Change, Option in Critical Bilingual and Biliteracy; the Bilingual Authorization program; the Urban Learning Bilingual ITEP option; supervise student teachers; coordinate comprehensive exams and master’s theses for the MA in Education for Social Change, Option in Critical Bilingual and Biliteracy; and serve on dissertation committees, as well as engage with other faculty and disciplines in the college (e.g., Special Education) or across university on initiatives in support of bilingualism and biliteracy teacher education.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
1) An earned doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Education, Bilingual Education, Dual Language Instruction or a closely related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (08/19/2024).
2) Evidence of a minimum of three years teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse bilingual or dual language K-12 classrooms in the United States.
3) Evidence of scholarly activity related to bilingualism, biliteracy/multiliteracy education and pedagogy, working with and understanding linguistically and socially diverse environments and communities.
4) Evidence of proficiency in Spanish.
5) Evidence of knowledge of biliteracy (Spanish-English) and/or second language acquisition.
6) Experience and commitment to social justice curriculum design, teaching, and research
7) Evidence of knowledge of dual language education, translanguaging, raciolinguistics, and/or sociopolitical issues surrounding bilingual communities.
1) Possession of a teaching credential with an emphasis in bilingual education or equivalent.
2) Evidence of experience supervising student teachers.
3) Evidence of successful university teaching experience at the graduate level.
4) Evidence in online or blended teaching and course development.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.
Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work..., and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.