[lg policy] UMN faculty search. Please share widely!

Kendall King kendall at umn.edu
Fri Aug 14 11:43:09 UTC 2015


*Assistant Professor*

*Department of Curriculum and Instruction*

*College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota*

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and
Human Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, invites nominations
and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Second Language
Education. This is a full-time tenure-track position in a highly regarded
college of a major urban research university beginning Fall Semester 2016.
This faculty member will contribute to the research, teaching, and service
in the program and department. Located in the culturally diverse cities of
Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the University offers a multitude of
opportunities for research and engagement in communities statewide.
Additional information about the College and department can be found at
<http://www.education.umn.edu>www.cehd.umn.edu; C&I department

The Twin Cities offer a vibrant and rich environment for second language
education research and teaching. Schools and communities have a wide range
of innovative ESL programs serving our many and varied minority language
communities. Minnesota also has a strong history of offering strong
school-based world language education programs, and the state boasts 90+
language immersion and bilingual programs in 8 languages serving both
majority and minority language students as well as indigenous language

The Second Language Education (SLE) program is committed to supporting
outstanding language education for all students. The individual will work
with pre-service and in-service language teachers (in at least two of the
following areas: ESL, world language, immersion or bilingual education) as
well as Ph.D., M.A., and M.Ed. students in language education. Our
graduates assume leadership roles locally, nationally, and internationally
as university faculty members, educational leaders, policy makers,
researchers, and teachers.

*Minimum Essential Qualifications:*

·       Knowledge of and commitment to second language education across a
range of fields (ESL, world language, bilingual education, immersion

·       An earned doctorate in second language education, applied
linguistics, or a closely related field. Applications from ABD candidates
may be considered provided the individual is on track to complete the
doctorate by August 29, 2016.

·       At least one year of teaching in or involvement with
second/world/immersion/bilingual language education in K-12 settings in the

·       Evidence of a commitment to educational access for minority
language learners and equality of access to world language instruction for
all students.

·       Language proficiency in at least one other language in addition to

*Preferred Qualifications:*

·       A record of publication and efforts to obtain external funding
commensurate with the applicant’s professional status.

·       Evidence of a commitment to teaching, research, and working with
P-16 schools in multicultural urban settings, and interest in the social,
cultural, or linguistic contexts of schools.

·       Background and interest in teaching courses outside the SLE program
in curriculum and instruction (e.g., research methodology).

·       Research and teaching expertise focused on contexts, practices,
policies, and/or processes of world or second language teaching and

·       Demonstrated experience using technology to enhance language
teaching and learning, particularly online teaching.

*Specific responsibilities of the individual hired include*, but are not
limited to:

*Research *(40%):  Articulate and implement a strong agenda of basic and
applied scholarship pertinent to second language education, maintaining a
commitment to securing external funds to support scholarly inquiry. It is
expected that the candidate will develop a strong record of publication.

*Teaching and Advising *(40%):  Contribute to the teaching and advising of
undergraduate minor, initial licensure students, and graduate students
(practicing teachers, M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. students) in the SLE program.
The individual will be expected to teach four courses per academic year
with summer teaching opportunities available.

*Service *(20%):  Make strong contributions to the ongoing activities of
the SLE program, the department, the College, and the University.
Participate in community service and/or other outreach and public
engagement activities and in the activities of relevant professional

*Appointment Details: *The individual hired will be appointed to a
full-time, 9-month position beginning August 2016. Salary is competitive
and commensurate with experience.

*Application Process:* The position will remain open until filled. Review
of applications will begin October 15, 2015. Completed applications must
include a letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, an academic
transcript, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three
references. The entire application process is online; announcement and
instructions can be found at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. For
additional information, contact the search committee chair, Diane J. Tedick
at djtedick at umn.edu or 612.625.1081.

*The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital
status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual
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