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Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual Education)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Professor of Education (Bilingual Education) Requisition 202100094F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Commensurate with experience and education. Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Education Department School of Teaching & Learning Open Date 08/25/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Mary Petron Title
Sam Houston State University
School of Teaching and Learning
Box 2119
Huntsville, Texas 77340-2119 Contact Phone 936-294-3980 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching in Spanish a range of courses in bilingual education and English. This individual must embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through high-quality, integrated teaching, scholarship, and service in keeping with the motto and mission of Sam Houston State University. Contribute to the Bilingual/ ESL program as a collaborative member of the program area; collaborate with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in research and program development; continue the program’s history of having a positive impact on a state, regional, national, and international level; act as content expert and liaison in the area of bilingual and ESL education and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice. Educational Requirements for the Position
Ph.D./Ed.D. in Bilingual Education or a closely related field ( ABD candidates
may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date
in Fall 2022). Experience Required for the Position
Must hold or be eligible for state public school teaching certification and have at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a Spanish/English bilingual classroom teacher in a PK-6 public school setting. Must be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English with oral and written academic proficiency in both languages. Must be able to teach bilingual education courses in Spanish. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field to students and other constituencies. Strong evidence of commitment to
diversity. Other Requirements for the Position
Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with teacher education accreditation standards;
• History of supervising field experiences
• Experience teaching bilingual education
• Evidence of service to departmental, college, and university
• Participation in professional organizations at local and
national/international levels
• Evidence of collaboration with faculty in other programs across the
• Evidence of purposeful university outreach and productive
relationships with community members and community organizations
• Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research
• Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the
university level
• Experience teaching in multiple modalities (online and/or hybrid). Teaching day and
evening at the main campus and at The Woodlands is required
• Strong working knowledge of bilingual research methodologies
• Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools,
colleges, and local communities Special Instructions Summary
College of Education Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The SHSU College of Education supports an inclusive learning environment where diverse perspectives are recognized as sources of strength and enrichment. We value human diversity in all its visible and invisible dimensions including: political views and ideologies, learning and physical ability levels, age, socioeconomic status, language, gender, race, gender identities and expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, religious and spiritual beliefs, and other characteristics that have historically marginalized people. We commit to practicing the cultural responsiveness we expect of the educators, scholars, counselors, and leaders we prepare.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
  8. Reference Contact Information
  9. Transcripts
  10. Teaching Evaluations
  11. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents

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