#056-21 Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Location
Guam
Salary
$39,473.00 - $77,498.00
Posted
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted no later than April 26, 2021 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).

(Note To applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

General Description:

The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

Unit Description:

The School of Education is a dynamic school with vibrant and enthusiastic faculty who are involved with local schools in teacher development, service and research. The school offers several degree programs in a number of fields. The students come from multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments, primarily from Pacific island settings. The teaching areas in the school are Elementary, Secondary, Physical Education, Special Education, Reading, Educational Foundations, Counseling, Administration and Supervision, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Professors actively engage in both School of Education and university committees.

Character of Duties:

The School of Education seeks an Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (tenure/non-tenure track) to begin August 2021 to teach face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses in English as a Second Language (ESL)/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to a diverse student population. The ideal candidate will: 1) have a strong commitment of preparing teacher candidates to the undergraduate ESL standards and the graduate TESOL standards; 2) advise students; 3) supervise field-based practicum; 4), collaborate with schools on professional development; 5) serve on graduate thesis committees; 6) conduct research; 7) provide community service; 8)serve on both School of Education and university wide committees 9) participate in accreditation activity such as National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and/or Association for Advancing Qualified Educator Preparation (AAQEP) accreditation as appropriate 10) teach, develop, andmaintain online courses; and 11) apply technology in courses. Opportunities also exist to teach and conduct research on other islands in the Micronesian region, e.g., the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Belau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. The Med. TESOL Program is an online program. Applicants must be proficient in online learning.

Qualifications:

Minimum: A terminal degree (Ed.D./Ph.D.) in TESOL, ESL, Applied Linguistics, in Education with a specialization in TESOL or any closely related discipline from a U.S. regionally accredited institution with an emphasis in pedagogy and demonstrated ability to work with teacher candidates. ABD candidates may be considered if a doctorate will be conferred before the scheduled date of hire; Experience using web-based portfolio systems such as LiveText; Minimum of three (3) yearsfull time teaching experience at the elementary or secondary level; Experience working and teaching students from culturally diverse backgrounds; Experience using instructional technology to conduct classes; Experience teaching asynchronous and synchronous classes in a fully on-line program; Demonstrates effective, ethical, inter/intrapersonal, and communication skills and dispositions with a wide range of constituencies, including public schools systems; Commitment to working in schools on a regular basis.

Preferred: Experience in university teaching and in supervising fieldwork and student teachers; Experience working in NCATE/CAEP/AAQEP and TESOL accreditation; Preference will be given to candidates who have PK-12 experiences in multiple grade levels and has professional teaching credentials and certifications; Experience with electronic course management systems such as Moodle; Experience in report writing, grant writing, and grant administration.

Application Process:

Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

  • Letter of Intent, stating interest
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Matthew Limtiaco, Chair, TESOL Search Committee at limtiacomc@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Work Eligibility:

Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).