Open Rank Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

College/School/Unit: College of Education
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
Posted: Oct 10, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled


The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applicants for a tenure-track, open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in its Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) program to begin in Fall 2021. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire. Our vision in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the College of Education is to build upon individual, family, and community strengths in order to combat disparities in education and health and to promote social justice. Applicants are expected to show a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity, inclusion, and change.

The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.

As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we have launched a new strategic vision known as Reimagine Education. In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.

Applicants are expected to have or show potential for a track record of research excellence, including a strong record of refereed publications and a history of extramural funding and/or potential to obtain extramural funding. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses a long-standing reputation in the areas of bilingual education. We seek candidates with expertise in biliteracy development of emergent bilingual learners (preschool-grade 12) in the content subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies). Candidates will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistic and cultural diversity and the bilingual/ESL endorsement programs (on campus, online, or hybrid). Successful candidates also will participate in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education graduate program and in the recruitment and training of graduate students. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:
  • first and second language development in one or more content area, (literacy, social studies, science, math).
  • teaching/researching with immigrant, emergent bilingual learners and their families, in content area(s)
  • Bilingual teacher preparation in content area(s)

  • Develop, conduct, and publish scholarly research with a well-articulated agenda in the area of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Teach in both an undergraduate bilingual/biliteracy teacher certification program and a graduate-level bilingual/bicultural education program
  • Obtain external funding for research and development projects
  • Supervise Master's and Doctoral students
  • Work collaboratively in a program and department committed to issues of equity and social justice.
  • Provide leadership and service at the local, state, national level related to bilingual/bicultural education
  • Work collaboratively with others in the program area, department, and college


Required Qualifications for All Candidates
  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in bilingual/bicultural education or strongly related field;
  • Three or more years of full-time teaching experience in public schools with bilingual children (EC-12)
  • Experience working with children, families, or communities of diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Proficient in Spanish, and able to read, write, and teach courses in Spanish at the undergraduate level.
  • Capacity for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in person, hybrid and online.
  • Show productivity or potential for securing extramural research funding; and
  • Capacity to advance the College of Education's mission of equity and excellence

Additional Required Qualifications for the Position of Associate or Full Professor
  • Demonstrated an established active record of research, teaching and service to meet the University's requirements for tenure at the appropriate rank.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, and advancing the College's mission of equity and excellence;
  • Demonstrated record of leadership at the regional, state, and national levels;
  • Demonstrated an established record of chairing and advising graduate students.
  • Demonstrated record of leadership at department, college, and university levels;

Preferred Qualifications for the Position of Associate or Full Professor
  • Demonstrated record of mentoring junior faculty peers;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaborative research;
  • Demonstrated record of leadership in (inter)national professional organizations;
  • Demonstrated record of developing and leading programs related to bilingual teacher education;
  • Demonstrated record of building partnerships with educational and health stakeholders in local community groups, organizations, school districts, and/or schools

Application Instructions

Only electronic applications will be accepted via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a finalist is confirmed. All requested information must be submitted in Interfolio by November 15, 2020 to ensure your application is considered:
  • Letter of application
  • Current vita
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has addressed education and/or health disparities (see this site for ideas on how to evaluate and use the statement)
  • Professional writing sample
  • Three letters of reference requested via Interfolio

If you have additional questions about the position, please email Dr. Maria E. Franquiz, search committee chair, at

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and provides outstanding access to opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned faculty and with colleagues across departments and colleges that also prioritize equity. As a venue for research, Texas is one of the most diverse states in the country with an increasingly culturally pluralistic population, with students in the K-12 system and in general. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. Hiring is contingent upon funding.

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to the recruitment and selection of highly qualified employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. With this in mind, we encourage all to apply. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit the University of Texas at Austin's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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