Assistant/Associate Professor of Education (Bilingual Education & Diversity)

Human Resources
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
 
(Tenure-track position) Designs and delivers instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in courses offered by the School of Education. Supervises and evaluates student interns or student teachers and advises students. Participates in all Department, School, and University-wide tasks and activities.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: School of Education
Reports To: Dean
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for day, evening, weekend, and online courses in English and/or Spanish at the undergraduates and graduates levels.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours requirements. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner. 
  • Conducts research with a designated research agenda, writes and submits articles for publication in academic journals yearly. Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in his/her respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers.
  • Teaches education coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including, but not limited to courses in bilingual education, language acquisition and development, language teaching, multicultural courses, including other courses pertinent to expertise and department need.
  • Develops and participates in grant projects that support innovation in teaching, bilingual education, and teacher education.
  • Participates in curriculum development, evaluation, and improvement.
  • Advices students at undergraduate/graduate levels as appropriate and as required.
  • Supervises and evaluates student teachers and/or teacher interns in public and or private school settings.
  • Interacts professionally and effectively with school administrators and teachers in area school districts.
  • Participates in discipline specific and non-discipline community service.
  • Participates in scholarly and academic activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields required with graduate-level emphasis in Bilingual Education and Diversity Education; ABDs considered if at the completion stage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of public school (K-12) teaching experience required and 2-5 years of collegiate-level teaching preferred. 
  • Strong potential for scholarly activity required or proven record of scholarly activity preferred. Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching doctoral-level courses and chairing doctoral dissertations.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with graduate-level training and PK-12 experience in Special Education. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough understanding of pedagogy and its application in the classroom especially as it relates to the education of English Language Learners (ELL) in both the bilingual and ESL classroom.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Thorough understanding of the rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to interpret and implement state Texas Education Agency policies as it relates to certification.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish at a native-like proficiency level.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community groups, students, teachers, school administrators, and University employees. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, & volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics.
  • Ability to use statistical analyses to design research studies in education and related fields.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The delivery of instruction for day, evening, weekend, and online courses may be required.
  • Off-campus classes may be required.

Applications will be accepted until March 24, 2016. To apply, please send current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; summaries of student evaluations on instruction and other evidence of teaching effectiveness; official graduate-level transcripts; three professional references with names, addresses and telephone numbers of individuals that can give information of your work experience, expertise, etc.; and, statement of personal teaching philosophy in English and Spanish to: Education (Bilingual) Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin, Office of Human Resources HR@txwes.edu

 

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