Jobs: Bilingual Education and Literacy at the University of Texas at El Paso

K. Mortimer kmortimer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 17:50:14 UTC 2012


With apologies for cross-postings...

TWO positions at the University of Texas at El Paso. PLEASE NOTE that
applications are encouraged beyond the suggested date.

(1)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR -- BILINGUAL EDUCATION
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Education
Department of Teacher Education

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Teacher Education at The
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applicants for an Associate
Professor or Professor in Bilingual Education, tenure-track appointment to
begin fall 2013. The successful candidate will assume a range of
responsibilities including the following:  (1) teaching graduate and
undergraduate courses in bilingual education, including online instruction;
(2) continuing to develop a sustained record of research and scholarship;
 (3) directing graduate research; (4) participating in broad-based
university, college, and departmental committee work; (5) contributing to
advising at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels; and (6)
writing competitive grants to achieve external funding.

THE DEPARTMENT:  Teacher Education has undergraduate and master’s program
in bilingual education and a new Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning and
Culture with a strand in biliteracy.   The department offers opportunities
for research and collaboration with dual language programs in the school
districts, Mexican, and other Latin American institutions.  The College of
Education is seeking applicants who are committed to excellence in
teaching, research, service, and partnerships with K-12 schools, community
colleges, and faculty in the Arts and Sciences.

ABOUT UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed
to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving
institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of
them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation
with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.

UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with
more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year
ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its
more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all
Texas public universities.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its
100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A
major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438
million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423
million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic
programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art
galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open
to the public.

For more information about UTEP, please visit: www.utep.edu/employment .
Also, for more information about El Paso, Texas, visit: www.visitelpaso.com.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants should have the following:  (1) an
earned doctorate in Bilingual Education or a specialization in Bilingual
Education, or a related field relevant to the education of English language
learners, including second language acquisition, educational linguistics or
language and biliteracy education; (2) a demonstrated record of
high-quality research and the potential to achieve funding from competitive
grants; (3) substantial experience as a practicing K-12 educator or as a
researcher who has taught teachers to teach English language minority
students in K-12 settings; (4) excellent teaching and mentoring skills
appropriate to teaching and advising students in the
doctoral/masters/undergraduate programs; and (5) ability to work
collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications begins immediately and
applicants are encouraged to submit their application packet by November
1st, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should
electronically submit: a) letter of interest; b) curriculum vita; c) a
sample of recent scholarly writing; and d) contact information for three
professional references to: Dr. Milagros Seda, Search Committee Chair,
mseda at utep.edu, Department of Teacher Education.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the
provision of services.


(2)
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- LITERACY EDUCATION
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Education
Department of Teacher Education

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Teacher Education invites
applications for an Assistant/Associate, tenure-track, nine month position
in Literacy Education to begin fall 2013. The successful candidate will
teach graduate and undergraduate courses, direct graduate research, seek
external funding for research, and contribute to teaching and advising at
the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

THE COLLEGE:  The College of Education, one of the seven colleges and
schools at UTEP, enrolls approximately 2,421 students, including over 1,400
pursuing undergraduate degrees and almost 1,000 enrolled in graduate
programs.  The College enjoys accreditation by the Texas Education Agency
and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and employs fifty
full-time faculty members.  The College was ranked No. 1 in the nation in
2011 by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for bachelor’s
degrees awarded to Hispanics.  The hallmark of the College is its work in
the community, namely its strong partnerships with local school districts,
non-profit organizations, El Paso Community College and various other
collaborators.  The College also plays an important role in moving UTEP
toward its goal of designation as a Tier One Research University through
its commitment to external grants, such as those from the US Department of
Education and the National Science Foundation. Known for its innovation and
service orientation, the College of Education has recently added a new
Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning, and Culture, one of the only such
programs in the United States.

ABOUT UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed
to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving
institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of
them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation
with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.

UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with
more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year
ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its
more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all
Texas public universities.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its
100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A
major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438
million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423
million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic
programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art
galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open
to the public.

For more information about UTEP, please visit: www.utep.edu/employment .
Also, for more information about El Paso, Texas, visit: www.visitelpaso.com.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in
literacy education, with a particular focus on issues central to early
childhood literacy such as emergent literacy, and family literacy, as well
as experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse
populations.  Candidates should have a strong record, or the potential for
achieving a strong record, of research and publication in these areas.
Candidates should have a strong record in grant writing or grant activity.
  Applicants for this position are expected to have experience teaching
and/or working with K-12 linguistically diverse populations.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants are encouraged to submit their
application packet by November 1, 2012.  Review of applications will begin
immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants
should electronically submit a) letter of interest; b) curriculum vita; c)
a sample of recent scholarly writing; and d) contact information for three
professional references to:
Dr. Elena Izquierdo, Search Committee Chair, ielena at utep.edu, Department of
Teacher Education, College of Education, University of Texas at El Paso.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the
provision of services.
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