The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville seeks a clinical faculty member and collaborative colleague with a background in English Language Learner/Multilingual Education for a position in the Department of Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Teacher Education. We are especially interested in an individual who demonstrates expertise in multilingual educational settings (such as TK-12 classroom teaching, youth serving programs, and/or community-based organizations) with linguistically, culturally, racially, ethnically, and economically diverse students, and the ability to work collaboratively in multilinguistic/multicultural classrooms and communities.
Position: Clinical Professor in English Language Learner/Multilingual Education
Guided by its Cardinal Principles, the University of Louisville (UofL) is striving to become a premier anti-racist metropolitan research university. To help realize this goal, the Department of Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Teacher Education (EMSTEd) within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) seeks a clinical faculty member in ELL/Multilingual Education. The Department seeks an individual who demonstrates expertise in urban educational settings (such as TK-12 classroom teaching, youth serving programs, and/or community-based organizations) with linguistically, culturally, racially, ethnically, and economically diverse students, the ability to work collaboratively in classrooms and communities.
Applicants should have experience teaching Integrated Instructional Practices and Assessment for ELL/multilingual Learners, Second Language Acquisition, History, Advocacy & Policy of English Language Learner Education, and/or Theoretical Linguistics (as it applies to teacher education). Applicants would ideally have (or have the potential for) a record of research excellence in such areas as language and learning, linguistic diversity and ELL/multilingual literacy, writing instruction, and reading assessments.
Applicant’s teaching, service, and research should align with the conceptual framework of the College of Education and Human Development and its dedication to advocating for social and human equity (for more information see: http://louisville.edu/education/sjei/vision-philosophy).
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate (primarily) and graduate courses in ELL/multilingual teacher education programs, advising undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to reciprocal partnerships with schools and other community-based stakeholders, participating in program development, and providing service to the college, university, professional associations, and discipline-related community partners.
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction or a closely related field, with a focus on multilingual/ELL/emergent bilingual (ABD candidates with a short timeline for completion will be considered). Experience working with children, families, and/or communities of diverse linguistic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Evidence of commitment to the principles of anti-racism, diversity, social justice, and culturally sustaining pedagogies to enhance equity and inclusion. Demonstrated evidence of, or desire for, community-engaged partnership experiences with local schools and other stakeholders.
- Understanding of theory-to-practice and an ability to convey linguistic concepts to teacher candidates. Teaching experience with multilingual or emergent bilingual students in PK-12 classrooms (3+ years). Knowledge of and/or experience with Praxis ESOL examination. Evidence of collaborative and engaged scholarship that addresses key sociolinguistic or sociocultural issues.
Local Context: The University of Louisville (UofL) is a premier metropolitan research university, with three campuses and approximately 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The CEHD has five departments and an enrollment of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UofL has distinguished itself in its commitment to diversity, ranked #1 nationally for serving African American students by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, #1 by three national groups for being LGBTQ-friendly, and 12th nationally for community engagement. The College’s strong commitment to social justice is evidenced not only in our scholarship but also in our ongoing community service partnerships (e.g., Jefferson County Public School System, practicum and internship sites, community clinics). The greater Louisville area is a vibrant metropolitan community of approximately 1.3 million people with great restaurants, outstanding parks, an engaging arts community, a lively nightlife, a moderate climate, and a cost of living below the national average. Visit http://www.greaterlouisville.com for more information.
Salary: Competitive, based on experience and qualifications
Appointment: 10-month contract
Beginning Date: August 2024
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants must apply online. You will be asked to complete a self ID form and submit electronically the following: 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter, 3) your teaching philosophy as it relates to anti-racism and racial justice education in ELL/multilingual teacher education programs (please provide evidence of how you have supported and/or demonstrated this action in your work), and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references.
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Job Requisition Number: R103024
To receive full consideration, materials should be submitted by November 27, 2023.
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