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The Department of lnstruction and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education is seeking applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of English Language Learners in PK-12 schools and Second Language Education starting August 201 7. This position is in the tenure stream and requires research, graduate teaching, and advising duties.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate by August 2017 in one of the following areas: TESOL/ESL/Second Language Education, Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in second language acquisition and pedagogy related to the education of English Language Learners in K.t-12 settings. The successful candidate also must have: 1) a promising and clearly defined research agenda in the area of English Language Learners in PK-12 classrooms; 2) an established or emerging record of publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals; 3) a record of external grant funding or potential to compete for external funding; 4) knowledge of the social, political, and historical circumstances involved in the education of English language learners, and 5) evidence of, or a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students. Applicants must also possess knowledge of linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogy grounded in principles of equity and content-based pedagogies grounded in bi/multilingual and applied linguistic research. Strong proficiency in English is required and proficiency in a language other than English is recommended.
Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the department's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Education (MEd) (both face-to-face and on-line) programs to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for instruction in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. Experience teaching online and developing online courses, an interest in innovative approaches to online education, and experience in second language testing and assessment are preferred. In addition to instruction in the MAT and MEd programs, the candidate must be able to provide doctoral student research mentoring in the area of English Language Learners as part of the Language Literacy, and Culture PhD and EdD programs. The successful applicant also needs to have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, both within and outside the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and possess strong communication and organizational skills. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As of 2013, the US. News & World Report ranked the University of Pittsburgh School of Education as one of the Best Graduate Schools in Education. The newly restructured school-wide doctoral programs will prepare PhD candidates to be nationally competitive for careers in both academic and non-academic settings. Faculty and graduate students are involved in a variety of research experiences ranging from more basic research to applied research. Pittsburgh is repeatedly voted among The Most Livable City, with affordable cost of living and access to a wide array of seasonal recreation opportunities, professional and collegiate athletic events, and a vibrant cultural district.
Application Process: To apply for this position please upload a letter of application, current vitae, research statement, evidence of teaching and/or research mentoring effectiveness, and writing samples (no more than three) at http://www.education.pitt.edu/facultysearch/. The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation, directly. If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to: ELL Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH , Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For questions about the submission process please email email@example.com or call Megan Brennan, Executive Assistant to the Dean at 412-648-1780. We will begin reviewing applications and inviting candidates for visits in November and December 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2016 although we will continue to review applications through November 2016. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Inquiries may be directed to chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Richard Donato at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO / AA/M/F /Vets/Disabled