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Assistant Professor: Education Department - Tenure Track

Fitchburg State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Statement of Duties: 

The Education Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. Requires the ability to develop and teach undergraduate and Master's level courses in education with a focus on English Language Learners/Sheltered English Immersion pedagogy. Successful candidates require the ability to design courses that are face to face as well as synchronous and asynchronous for online platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses both on campus and online (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year) and preparation for classroom instruction.
  2. Instructional responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate teacher education classes focused on curriculum studies, second language learner pedagogy, and multicultural education.
  3. Supervising field and clinical experiences on or off campus.
  4. Undergraduate and graduate student assistance including academic advising.
  5. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment. Includes activities related to accreditation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and other governing agencies. 
  6. Attend university functions, including commencement; convocation; and faculty, committee, and departmental meetings.
  7. Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
  8. Utilization of technology in teaching, including university student monitoring and data systems.
  9. Providing service to the department, university, and the profession.
  10. Coordinate with off-campus and extended campus partners.
  11. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, and online undergraduate and graduate courses.


  1. Candidates must have a strong background in Sheltered English Immersion, English as a Second Language or bilingual education and a commitment to inclusive excellence.
  2. Candidates must have a relevant earned doctorate or working toward the completion of a terminal degree.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
  4. Experience developing curriculum and course material inclusive of underrepresented groups is preferred.
  5. Evidence of serving, and/or research related to diverse, multi-cultural populations is also preferred.
  6. Demonstrated leadership in curriculum and instruction related to ELL research, and strategic decision-making.
  7. A record of scholarly work, active participation in professional organizations, experience supervising field and clinical experiences, and additional expertise in teaching English as a Second Language are preferred.
  8. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
  9. Experience working in public schools with second language learners.
  10. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
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