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Assistant Professor of Education - ENL/ESL

Indiana University Southeast
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Position

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For any questions please contact Donna Albrecht, Chair of Search Committee -

The School of Education invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English as a New/Second Language to start August 2021. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Second Language Education, TESOL, or a closely related field.  ABD candidates will be considered with the limitation of starting tenure track status only after doctoral degree has been earned. 

The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students and a willingness to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curricula.  Teaching successfully through multiple modalities is vital (face to face, hybrid, online).  This position will be responsible for helping to promote and build the new undergraduate minor in ENL with both education and non-education majors.  This will include helping to develop a proposal for a TESOL Certificate for those not in the teacher education program. The person would also help with advising ENL candidates at the graduate and undergraduate level, and assist in arranging and supervising clinical experiences associated with the courses being taught. The successful applicant is expected to pursue, establish, and maintain an active research program in the areas of English as a New/Second Language, Language and Culture, or Bilingual Education. With release time for research, the standard teaching responsibility will be 3-3 courses per semester. Service to the university and the community, such as participating in committee work and tasks, is expected.

Candidates must have experience teaching, engaging and collaborating with P-12 schools. The preferred candidate will also have demonstrated experience engaging with the larger community, including social service agencies, business and industry, community foundations, etc. Relationships with area schools, businesses, and the larger community that may help in facilitating partnerships between businesses and local school districts a plus.  Opportunities to engage with The New Neighbors Education Center, which provides services and professional development to those working with English learners and diverse students, are possible.  

IU Southeast is one of eight degree-granting campuses of Indiana University and is located minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The area is known for cultural, sports and recreational activities and has a low cost-of-living index. IU Southeast offers bachelors and masters degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The campus is committed to a student-centered learning environment, and actively supports students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with the university’s commitment to diversity, persons from traditionally under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. IU Southeast is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please attach a letter of interest, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three email addresses to request letters of reference. The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 * References may be supplied upon interview process.
 * Evidence of Teaching Ability may be in the form of an award or recognition for teaching, or an evaluation from supervisor.

Qualifications include:

  • D or Ph.D in English as a New Language, Second Language Education, or a closely related field; ABD candidates may be considered with the understanding that the position will be non-tenure track until the degree is completed;  
  • Minimum of three years of related teaching experience in P-12 schools;
  • Endorsement or certification in the field of ESOL (English to Speakers of New Languages), ENL (English as a New Language), or equivalent.
  • ​​​Significant course work and/or experience in second language acquisition;
  • Knowledge of multi-lingual/multi-cultural identity development and view of English learners as assets.  

Preferences include:

  • Experience teaching multiple modalities (hybrid, online, site-based, and or intensive courses);
  • Significant course work and/or experience in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in content areas;
  • Experience teaching English learning students of multiple language backgrounds, skill levels, and ages;
  • Excellence in teaching in higher education;​
  • Experience providing Professional Development;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.


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