Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual and ESL Education)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual and ESL Education) Requisition 202100029F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Education Department School of Teaching & Learning Open Date 03/22/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Mary Petron Title

Sam Houston State University
School of Teaching and Learning
Box 2119
Huntsville, Texas 77340-2119

Contact Phone 936-294-3980 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses in bilingual education and English as a Second Language. This individual must embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through high-quality, integrated teaching, scholarship, and service in keeping with the motto and mission of Sam Houston State University. Contribute to the Bilingual/ ESL program as a collaborative member of the program area; collaborate with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in research and program development; continue the program’s history of having a positive impact on a state, regional, national, and international level; act as content expert and liaison in the area of bilingual and ESL education and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Bilingual Education or a closely related field ( ABD candidates
may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date
in September 2021)

Experience Required for the Position

Must hold or be eligible for state public school teaching certification and
have at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a bilingual classroom
teacher in a PK-6 public school setting. Must be bilingual and biliterate in
Spanish and English with oral and written academic proficiency in both
languages. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to demonstrate
knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field
to students and other constituencies. Strong evidence of commitment to

Other Requirements for the Position

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with teacher education accreditation standards;
• History of supervising field experiences;
• Experience teaching bilingual and ESL education;
• Evidence of service to departmental, college, and university
• Participation in professional organizations at local and
national/international levels;
• Evidence of collaboration with faculty in other programs across the
• Evidence of purposeful university outreach and productive
relationships with community members and community organizations
• Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research
• Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the
university level;
• Experience teaching in multiple modalities (online and/or hybrid). Teaching day and
evening at the main campus and at The Woodlands is required.
• Strong working knowledge of bilingual and ESL research methodologies;
• Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools,
colleges, and local communities

Special Instructions Summary

College of Education Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The SHSU College of Education supports an inclusive learning environment where diverse perspectives are recognized as sources of strength and enrichment. We value human diversity in all its visible and invisible dimensions including: political views and ideologies, learning and physical ability levels, age, socioeconomic status, language, gender, race, gender identities and expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, religious and spiritual beliefs, and other characteristics that have historically marginalized people. We commit to practicing the cultural responsiveness we expect of the educators, scholars, counselors, and leaders we prepare.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
  8. Reference Contact Information
  9. Transcripts
  10. Teaching Evaluations
  11. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents

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