Job: Bilingual Literacy Position at San Jose State University

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Wed Oct 8 07:19:14 UTC 2014

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San José State University
Elementary Education Department
San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
K-8 Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual Language Arts/Literacy

Job Opening ID (JOID):

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Required: A doctorate with expertise in literacy (reading/writing/language arts) or a related field. Knowledge of public school K-8 language arts curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment models. Knowledge of CCSS and California ELD standards. Experience teaching literacy in one or more educational settings. Demonstrated potential for scholarly activity, including grant writing (evidence of publications and/or grants for those seeking to be considered at the associate professor level). Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population evidenced by cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: Bilingualism and biliteracy in Spanish and English; proficiency in one or more languages other than English or Spanish represented in our service area (e.g., Mandarin or Vietnamese); teaching/working in or with K-8 schools characterized by cultural and linguistic diversity, especially in a bilingual Spanish-English environment; early literacy teaching; Reading Recovery; California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential; literacy assessment; technology to enhance teaching and learning; second language acquisition and meeting the needs of second language learners; differentiation and using a range of pedagogical strategies to support culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse student populations; expertise and/or experience in providing services to students with special learning needs (e.g., Special Education credential, RtI, etc.), school-university partnerships and/or providing professional development to K-8 teachers in literacy, assessment, and/or instructing second language learners; literacy in the content areas/literacy across the curriculum, particularly related to STEM; NGSS and SBA; teaching a wide range of courses in pre-service and MA programs; program coordination; and K-8 core (language arts, social studies, mathematics, science) and/or a K-12 subject area (e.g., history/social studies, art, music, physical education, etc.).

Responsibilities: Teach graduate-level literacy-related courses in the following programs: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, MA (Curriculum and Instruction), and Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential (RSC). Coordinate the RSC program. Supervise MA students’ research projects and/or student teachers. Serve on department, college, and/or university committees. Contribute to program and curriculum development. Maintain an active and productive research agenda.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rosalinda Quintanar, Ph. D.
Professor, Teacher Education & Masters Programs
Chair, International Teacher Education Council
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