The LLSS Department invites applications for the Assistant/Associate position to teach undergraduate and graduate level LLSS courses in Bilingual Education.
The successful candidate will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in bilingualism, bilingual education, or biliteracy before Fall 2024. The candidate’s doctoral research and teaching experience will indicate specialization in K-8 teaching in the U.S. and/or international bilingual settings. The successful candidate will teach a full course load (2/2) at the undergraduate and graduate levels in bilingual education and multicultural/diversity (K-8) in both Spanish and English. In addition, the chosen candidate will advise both domestic and international graduate students, in master’s level and doctoral level graduate students specializing in Bilingual Education and TESOL as well as mentor these students in scholarly activities, serve on comprehensive exam and dissertation committees, and participate in all program and department activities.
To submit the application, candidates need to consider that a complete application includes:
1) A signed letter of application (cover letter), including statement of qualifications in relation to the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications criteria described below. Because the University is committed to a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.
2) A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV).
3) Transcripts of all graduate coursework (from highest degree and content area; readable, unofficial copies will be accepted), syllabi of courses taught, and course evaluations.
4) The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references, included in CV.
5) One sample publication of scholarly work.
6) A statement that addresses one’s philosophy of teaching and linguistic and cultural diversity. A statement of research/scholarly work.
7) A letter from graduate chair indicating status of dissertation work (required only for Ph.D. Candidate applicants).
- An earned doctorate in bilingualism, bilingual education, biliteracy, or related fields by August 12, 2024. Minimum of three years as a teacher in K-8 settings. Literate in Spanish and English
- Excellence or potential for excellence in scholarly research and publishing on Spanish-English bilingualism and/or biliteracy in Spanish/English bilingual schools and/or communities. Experience and commitment to social justice curriculum design, teaching, and research. Robust and current formal academic preparation/advanced study in bilingualism, biliteracy, bilingual education, and/or language policy. Evidence of interest in a research focus on cultural and linguistic variation as situated in Spanish-speaking communities. Excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching in Spanish and English undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingual education, or closely related areas such as cultures and languages of the Southwest and TESOL. Including online and face-to-face environments. Interest in and commitment to outreach and collaboration with Southwest Spanish-speaking communities and state agencies. Excellence or potential for excellence in professional development programs with pre- and in-service teachers in K-8 bilingual settings and/or teacher education. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in Spanish and English. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Interested applicants should apply and submit documents via UNMJOBS. The best consideration is October 12, 2023. This position will be open until filled.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
UNM is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, the only flagship university in the US with most students who are Hispanic/Latino or Native American. UNM is in the heart of Albuquerque, which has cultural, outdoor, and recreational activities for everyone. Albuquerque and the surrounding areas offer a family-friendly, inclusive, and diverse environment.