Assistant Professor, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Literacy

Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Educational Studies

Title: Assistant Professor, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Literacy

Position Details
Position Description

The University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a focus in ESOL and Literacy at the elementary level. This position is tenure-track, full-time (100% FTE), with a 9 month service period. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2021.

The position involves teaching and program coordination in the school ESOL and literacy programs as part of the School’s Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. ESOL specific curriculum emphasizes assessment, planning, and instruction. Additional coursework focuses on the integration of general education and ESOL in the area of elementary literacy, with a particular emphasis on emergent reading and writing and language acquisition. This faculty member will work in a collaborative academic environment with a respect for and a commitment to diversity and which employs strategies supporting social justice. Skills in working in this kind of environment will be important for faculty success.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement .

As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, the University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies Vision is to develop and support educators who have the commitments and capabilities to promote the learning of all students in diverse contexts. We support interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the multifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. We give particular focus to (a) the purposes of education in a social and political democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities to collaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role of professional educators in supporting equity in learning. Learn more about our mission at .

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach classes in School of Educational Studies programs, including: Bachelor of Arts, teacher certification, ESOL and Reading endorsements, and Master of Education. Courses typically utilize a combination of face-to-face instruction, online-learning, and applied experiences and performance tasks.
  • Provide individual coaching in conjunction with school-based internships
  • Participate in faculty working groups for teacher certification
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students in appropriate content areas
  • Participate in faculty governance for school and university direction
  • All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in ESOL, literacy education, or closely related field
  • Expertise in undergraduate and graduate-level ESOL and reading/literacy instruction
  • Evidence of teaching university level coursework, particularly demonstration of success delivering offerings in early/emergent literacy education
  • Have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, for conducting and publishing scholarly research, and for articulating a research agenda contributing to knowledge of ESOL and literacy
  • 3-5 years public school teaching experience or equivalent, P-3 preferred in the area of literacy, ESOL or a related field
  • Familiarity with Washington state and national competencies for beginning ESOL educators and English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards used when planning and teaching English language learners

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Additional experience in teaching and/or research that bridges ESOL and general education at the elementary level
  • Additional experience in the writing of personnel preparation grants in support of pre-service teachereducation
  • Expertise in field supervision of pre-service teacher candidates

Applications are due by Thursday, November 19, 2020. To apply, please submit the following materials: 1) letter of application that speaks to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position as described above; 2) statement about your demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. 3) statement of your research interests and research sample; 4) evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, 5) curriculum vita; 6) Contact references: information for three individuals who can provide upon request recommendations addressing professional accomplishments related to the position responsibilities and requirements.

For more information about the search please, contact the search chair listed at

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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