[Edling] Position announcement: Assistant Professor of Biliteracy, University of Maryland

Jeff MacSwan macswan at umd.edu
Thu Sep 28 08:31:42 EDT 2017



The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in
the College of Education at the University of Maryland invites applications
for a tenure-track position in the Division of Language, Literacy, and
Social Inquiry (LLSI) at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on
biliteracy, effective fall, 2018.

The new faculty member will engage in an interdisciplinary way across LLSI
division interests, working with colleagues and students involved in
programs in Reading Education, English Education, TESOL, World Languages,
and Applied Linguistics.  We therefore encourage applicants from a wide
range of fields whose research examines the intersection of bilingualism
and literacy education.

The successful candidate will:

·        Establish a productive research agenda informing the field of
biliteracy, seek external funding, and contribute to national and
international scholarship in the field.

·        Teach in a range of modalities (in-person, online, and hybrid) and
at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the division’s

·        Advise and mentor undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students.

·        Perform service as appropriate to the department, college,
university, profession, and community.

Located in the greater Washington DC area, the University of Maryland,
College Park is the flagship research university and land grant institution
in the state. The Department is deeply committed to social justice, equity
and excellence. It embraces a broad range of theoretical and methodological
perspectives, values collaborative research, and encourages faculty to work
across divisions and specializations.


Minimum Qualifications:

·        Earned doctorate in a relevant field by time of appointment.

·        Demonstrated success or potential for strong productivity in
research, grant writing and scholarship with a focus on biliteracy.

·        Teaching experience in grades pre-K through 12.

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Teacher certification.

·        Experience teaching literacy in programs for bilingual learners in
grades pre-K through 12.

·        College/university teaching experience.

·        Experience with underserved populations.

·        Proficiency in a language or dialect other than Standard English.


All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp
system. Screening will begin on *October 17, 2017* and will continue until
the position is filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit
their materials prior to this date. Candidates should upload their
application materials to http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54806, to include
(a) letter of application describing their research and teaching interests
as well as their qualifications for the position; (b) a curriculum vitae;
(c) two samples of scholarship; and (d) the names and contact information
for three professional references who will be contacted for letters of
support.  For questions about the position, please contact either of the
Search Committee Co-Chairs, Jeff MacSwan (macswan at umd.edu) or Wayne Slater (
wslater at umd.edu). For questions about the online application process,
please contact Kay Moon (kmoon at umd.edu).

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee or application because of race, age, sex, color, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national
origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. The
University actively seeks to attract and retain outstanding and diverse
faculty and staff to enhance its mission as an engaged public university.


Jeff MacSwan, PhD

Professor, Applied Linguistics and Language Education

Co-Director, Multilingual Research Center

Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership

University of Maryland

3942 Campus Drive, Room 2223

College Park, MD 20742

URL:  http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~macswan/

Editor, *International Multilingual Research Journal

*New Publications:*

MacSwan, J., Thompson, M., Rolstad, K., McAlister, K., & Lobo, G. (2017). Three
theories of the effects of language Education programs: An empirical
evaluation of bilingual and English-only policies
<http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~macswan/macswanetal2017.pdf>. *Annual
Review of Applied Linguistic*s, 37, 218-240. DOI: 10.1017/S0267190517000137

MacSwan, J. (2017). A multilingual perspective on translanguaging
<http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~macswan/macswan2017.pdf>. *American
Educational Research Journal*, 54(1), 167–201. DOI: 10.3102/0002831216683935
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