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Open Rank Tenure Line Faculty, Elementary Education #202216TTL

Employer
Texas State University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in early education, which will be housed in the EC-6 ESL undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. We seek candidates who share our commitment to educational equity, to social justice, and to the care, recruitment, and high-quality education of students from traditionally underrepresented communities marginalized by systemic inequalities. We seek candidates who are qualified and committed to serving in an HSI, including contributing to campus and classroom environments that are positive and affirming of the race, ethnicity, language, and cultural experiences of Latinx and other minoritized students by utilizing a race-conscious lens, recognizing and embracing the great diversity within our student body, recognizing, and seeking to enhance the cultural wealth and knowledge our students bring to campus and seeking to disrupt deficit-oriented views of learning and teaching. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals whose scholarly interests and work include attention to the concerns of race, ethnicity, multilingualism, immigration, social class, gender, sexuality and diversity broadly defined. 

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate elementary education courses focused on early learning and early schooling, including early acquisition and instruction of language[s], or early mathematical thinking and pedagogy, developing and publishing research in a sustained line of inquiry—especially research regarding multilingualism, linguistic marginalization, the politics of language and colonization, or other matters of language and power in early learning settings. Other responsibilities include conducting research at the intersection of elementary education, ESL, bilingual/multilingual education; contributing to department and college efforts in program planning, implementation, and evaluation as well as collaboration initiatives with P-12 partners in education; engaging in innovative program development efforts in line with accreditation/state mandates and professional standards; supporting student recruitment efforts; serving on masters and doctoral committees; and providing service to the department, college, university, and the professional community.  

Texas State University holds a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University–Higher Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund. Texas State University is an HSI of 38,000 students located along the ancient and sacred San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas, a linguistically diverse city midway between Austin and San Antonio. The university also has a campus in Round Rock, Texas, just north of Austin. 

The mission of the Department of C&I is to teach and care for its students in culturally sustaining ways towards preparing them to be culturally responsive education professionals who are knowledgeable about and effective in meeting the diverse needs of society and students in PK-20 settings.  Through school and community partnerships, the Department seeks to advance research-based inquiry, theoretical frameworks and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar who merits appointment as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on established university and department standards. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and rank. The successful candidate will be headquartered at the university’s main campus in San Marcos and will teach courses, as needed, at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses.

Applications from racial, linguistic, ethnic or other historically underserved backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Position will begin in Fall of 2022.  All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Earned doctorate by hire date in early learning, childhood studies, elementary education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in scholarly activity in the field of early education or childhood studies with an emphasis on ESL and/or bilingual/multilingual education as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc.
  • Record of experience in working in multilingual settings, in working with linguistically marginalized populations, and/or record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in scholarly activity regarding the multifaceted role that languages play in schooling.
  • Record of at least two years of teaching experience in early childhood educational settings [EC-3rd grade or birth-8 years].

Required Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank:

  • Earned doctorate in early learning, childhood studies, elementary education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Record of excellence in scholarly activity in the field of early learning, childhood studies or elementary education with an emphasis on ESL and/or bilingual/multilingual education as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc. commensurate with rank.
  • Record of experience in working in multilingual settings, in working with linguistically marginalized populations, and/or excellence in scholarly activity regarding the multifaceted role that languages play in schooling.
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Record of at least two years of teaching experience in early childhood educational settings [EC-3rd grade or birth-8 years].
  • To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on University and department established standards.

Required Qualifications for Professor Rank: 

  • Earned doctorate in early learning, childhood studies, elementary education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Record of excellence in scholarly activity in the field of early learning, childhood studies or elementary education with an emphasis on ESL and/or bilingual/multilingual education as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc. commensurate with rank.
  • Record of experience in working in multilingual settings, in working with linguistically marginalized populations, and/or excellence in scholarly activity regarding the multifaceted role that languages play in schooling.
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated record of external research funding.
  • Record of at least two years of teaching experience in early childhood educational settings [EC-3rd grade or birth-8 years].
  • To be eligible for hire at the professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on University and department established standards.

 Preferred Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to issues of social justice, equity, access, multilingual learning, and culturally sustainable, or responsive, praxis.
  • Knowledge of research on childhood studies and early learning with an emphasis on decolonizing pedagogies and theories.
  • Potential for success in implementing culturally sustainable support of a diverse student body and for preparing those students to be successful in implementing culturally sustaining pedagogies and practice.
  • Teaching experience in public schools.
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Demonstration of the potential for service at the department, college, and/or university level.
  • Teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching university-level early childhood education, early elementary ESL/bilingual/multilingual  methods, or early elementary mathematics methods courses in university settings.
  • Experience and knowledge of mathematics instruction, theory, and curriculum in the early years, with a focus on rehumanizing mathematics education and children’s mathematical thinking.
  • Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, teacher/student/community collaboration in teaching, research or public pedagogy endeavors.

Preferred Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank:

  • Evidence of research and practice related to issues of social justice, equity, access, multilingual learning, and culturally sustainable, or responsive, praxis.
  • Knowledge of research on childhood studies and early learning with an emphasis on decolonizing pedagogies and theories.
  • Potential for success in implementing culturally sustainable support of a diverse student body and for preparing those students to be successful in implementing culturally sustaining pedagogies and practice.
  • Teaching experience in public schools.
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Evidence of leadership in service at the department, college, university and/or professional level.
  • Demonstrated record of external research funding.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching university-level early childhood education, early elementary ESL/bilingual/multilingual  methods, or early elementary mathematics methods courses in university settings.
  • Experience and knowledge of mathematics instruction, theory, and curriculum in the early years, with a focus on rehumanizing mathematics education and children’s mathematical thinking.
  • Evidence of teacher/student/community collaboration in teaching, research or public pedagogy endeavors.

Preferred Qualifications for Professor Rank:

  • Evidence of research and practice related to issues of social justice, equity, access, multilingual learning, and culturally sustainable, or responsive, praxis.
  • Knowledge of research on childhood studies and early learning with an emphasis on decolonizing pedagogies and theories.
  • Potential for success in implementing culturally sustainable support of a diverse student body and for preparing those students to be successful in implementing culturally sustaining pedagogies and practice.
  • Teaching experience in public schools.
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Evidence of leadership in service at the department, college, university and/or professional level.
  • Demonstrated record of external funding.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching university-level early childhood education, early elementary ESL/bilingual/multilingual  methods, or early elementary mathematics methods courses in university settings.
  • Experience and knowledge of mathematics instruction, theory, and curriculum in the early years, with a focus on rehumanizing mathematics education and children’s mathematical thinking.
  • Evidence of teacher/student/community collaboration in teaching, research or public pedagogy endeavors.

Application Procedures
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35848.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by October 15, 2021:

  • A letter of application expressing your intent to apply for the position including a detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the required qualifications, and how you meet the preferred qualifications (as well as which specific preferred qualifications you meet) for this position;
  • A written statement detailing how your experiences and/or potential with teaching, scholarship and service will contribute to a large public HSI community that includes commitment to multilingualism and diversity as a few of its core values;
  • Current curriculum vita; 
  • Unofficial transcripts from all degree-granting institutions;
  • List of the names, telephone numbers, addresses and emails of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required prior to interviews;
  • Samples of professional writing.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

 

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. 

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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