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Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education
Company: Texas Tech College of Education
Location: Lubbock, TX
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/27/2021
Expire Date: 11/27/2021
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University invites applications from innovative and thoughtful colleagues to join our faculty at the rank of an Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education. This full-time, tenure-track position with a nine-month academic year appointment will start on September 1, 2022.

Texas Tech University is the flagship of the Texas Tech University System and a Carnegie Tier One research university. The current enrollment is nearly 40,000 students. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Texas Tech University seeks to foster an environment that promotes inclusive access and attracts committed and high-achieving students. We are dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty to educate and empower our diverse student body while also serving an extremely vast and diverse state with an increasingly culturally pluralistic population. The university has also been awarded the Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators twice in the last four years.

Lubbock, Texas (Pop. 260,000) is an outstanding place to live and work. This growing city, with its college-town feel, has a remarkable history and a vital future. Lubbock is the commercial, agricultural, medical, financial and cultural hub of the South Plains. The City of Lubbock and Texas Tech University enjoy an exceptionally cooperative and supportive relationship extending from community health to cotton crop production, from wind energy to education. Lubbock is nationally recognized as an outstanding place to raise a family, and offers ease of access for commuting across town, or travel across the nation. Depending on oneís personal preferences, there are plenty of recreational opportunities and a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, community events and cultural activities including breweries and wine bars, a vibrant live-music scene, along with more traditional performing arts.

The Texas Tech University College of Education, with over 2,000 students, offers a nationally recognized undergraduate teacher preparation program, and 21 graduate degrees that prepare students for professional or academic positions in education. The department and college place a focus on strategic outreach and engaged scholarship. We collaborate with local, regional, state, national and global partners to address complex problems facing individuals and communities. In recognition of its extraordinary community outreach efforts, the college received a 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a competitive graduate program that is growing both nationally and internationally. We are a diverse community of scholars, researchers, and educators with a commitment to excellence in education and serving EC-12 public schools and beyond.

Our Bilingual Education and ESL Masterís program plays an important role in Texas Techís strategic area of education and empowerment of our diverse student body and needs faculty who will contribute to the advancement of this goal. Due to the fact that Texas has almost one million English language learners and approximately 85% of them are Hispanics, 90% of the students in the program are coming from the teaching force related to Spanish-English dual language programs. We are therefore seeking highly qualified applicants who have expertise in Bilingual Education as well as native or near native fluency in Spanish that will enable them to meet the instructional demands.

In consonance with the mission of the National Association for Bilingual Education, the program also strives to prepare students to advocate for educational equity and excellence for culturally and linguistically diverse students and seeks candidates who have the expertise to provide the appropriate training in Bilingual Education policy and advocacy.

Applicants should be committed to collaborating with faculty across the disciplines to engage in rigorous and theoretically grounded research approaches for understanding and improving the educational experiences of bilingual students and emergent bilinguals in the United States. This aligns with the mission of Texas Tech University as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education faculty with experience working in culturally and linguistically diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate:
● Teach graduate courses in policy, advocacy, and other contemporary issues in Bilingual Education including educational equity and social justice for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and other courses as assigned by the program and the department.
● Help the department build a strong and reputable Bilingual Education and ESL Masterís program to meet the demands and needs of K-12 Bilingual and ESL teachers, commensurate with the Universityís mission as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
● Serve on the Bilingual Education Masterís Comprehensive Exam Committee and doctoral committees.
● Work with Spanish-speaking in-service teachers to equip them with theoretical, historical, and practical foundations to effectively address their instructional demands.
● Collaborate and cooperate with colleagues to fulfill the needs of the program and the departmentís and collegeís strategic goals.
● Establish and maintain a rigorous research agenda.
● Actively recruit students for the program.
● Actively participate in service for the department, college, and university committees. Service duties include program-building as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities.
● Actively seek extramural funding.
● Develop and foster partnerships with school districts, other colleges, and universities for engaged scholarship.
● Participate in local, state, national, and international education organizations.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates must submit application materials online at the TTU Personnel Employment website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637#jobDetails=658963_5637

The following documents must be submitted by October 27, 2021:
▪ Letter of application
▪ Current curriculum vitae
▪ Unofficial graduate transcripts
▪ One sample publication
▪ List of three references with complete addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Comfort Pratt at c.pratt@ttu.edu or Dr. Jeasik Cho at jeasik.cho@ttu.edu.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disability and dual-career couples. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). To learn more about the universityís commitment to diversity, please visit The Office of Institutional Diversity.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required Qualifications:
● An earned doctorate in Bilingual Education or a closely related field
● K-12 teaching experience in Bilingual Education and ESL programs in the U.S.
● Native or near native fluency in Spanish and ability to teach courses in Spanish
● Evidence of an emerging research agenda in Bilingual Education including peer-reviewed journal publications
● Commitment to high standards in teaching and assessment
● Commitment to collaborating with program faculty to meet program needs
● Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and university
● A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience in teaching Bilingual Education courses at the university level
● Evidence of a clear research agenda in Bilingual Education policy and advocacy
● Experience in advising doctoral students
● Evidence of participation in professional organizations at local, state, national and international levels
● Evidence of seeking extramural grant funding
● Commitment to developing partnerships with school districts for engaged scholarship
● Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Dr. Comfort Pratt, Ph.D. or Dr. Jeasik Cho
Company Name: Texas Tech College of Education
Contact Email: c.pratt@ttu.edu OR jeasik.cho@ttu.edu
Website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI...
Company Description:
Texas Tech University College of Education is a college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The education program has existed at Texas Tech University since 1925. The college is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and we consider the needs of dual-career couples. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
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