Trinity University’s Department of Education invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Education to start Fall 2023. The Department is seeking candidates with expertise in cultural responsiveness and inclusive practices, specifically with an emphasis on multilingual education.
Trinity University is one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. We're located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Trinity University is a prestigious, selective liberal arts institution, with over 11,000 applications, and approximately 650 first-year students in the Class of 2026. Discover more about Trinity University.
The Department of Education’s mission is to develop educational leaders and learners who collaboratively transform schools and communities into spaces that promote equity and excellence. We lead innovation in early childhood through 12th grade education and educator preparation, including strong, collaborative and sustained relationships with professional development schools. We work closely with schools, districts, and nonprofit organizations across San Antonio through our undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Educational Leadership, and other programmatic partnerships. Currently we participate in statewide leadership as part of the Raising Texas Teachers network as well as nationally in the Learning Policy Institute’s EdPrepLab network (Deeper Learning brief). As scholar-practitioners, we seek to transform educational outcomes, foster generational impact, and serve as a local and national leader. We envision a world that provides equitable educational access so that every learner flourishes, leads a purposeful life, and contributes to their communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates for our department would be expected to (1) provide leadership to undergraduate and graduate courses in educator preparation, primarily in teacher preparation with opportunities for collaboration with our programs in educational leadership and school psychology, and (2) contribute to the department’s asset based perspective on working with diverse communities.
Candidates will be expected to:
- Develop and teach courses in working with multilingual learners, families, and communities - three courses per semester between undergraduate and graduate courses Participate in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in program development, course instruction, and field-based support, coaching, and supervision Advise undergraduate and graduate students Maintain a robust research agenda, supported by competitive summer research stipends and pre-tenure academic leaves Strengthen faculty, staff, and students’ culturally responsive practices Seek opportunities to engage in experiential learning, service-learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and/or faculty-led study abroad.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential to contribute to teaching, research, and engagement in the department, university, and San Antonio community including PK-12 schools. This candidate teaches, studies, enacts, and reflects on practices that foster belonging, inclusion, and equity. They will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise (including at least three years of EC-12 teaching experience and certification), a passion for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and an active research plan focused on working with multilingual learners, families, and communities.
Trinity University values both strong teaching and scholarship. As scholar-practitioners, we collaborate as local, national, and international leaders via our teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Education with experience in multilingual learning by the time of their employment.
How to apply
Review of applications will begin October 31. Please email the following to email@example.com and indicate “Multilingual Learning” in the subject line:
- Cover letter Curriculum vitae Copies of transcripts from graduate institution(s) A statement addressing candidate’s teaching philosophy and research agenda A statement describing the candidate’s approach to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their teaching, scholarship, and other professional activities (suggested word limit 250-500 words) Evidence of strong teaching, including teaching evaluations if available The names and contact information for three professional references; they will only be contacted if candidates become finalists.
Please direct inquiries and questions to the above email and they will be responded to by Dr. Rocio Delgado, search chair; Dr. Angela Breidensein, department chair; or Ms. Anahi Rocha, academic office manager.