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Associate Professor Position in Bilingual Education/English Second Language
University of Houston

  • Nov. 14, 2017
  • Associate Professor Position in Bilingual Education/English Second Language
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • University of Houston
    Houston, TX
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 13, 2018
  • Associate Professor
  • English as a Second Language
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Associate Professor Position in Bilingual Education/English Second Language. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN) at the University of Houston (UH) seeks scholars and seasoned professionals for a faculty appointment at the academic rank of Associate Professor to serve our Urban Education teacher preparation, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs.

The University of Houston (UH) is the second most ethnically diverse major Tier-I research university in the country and is designated as a Hispanic serving and Asian serving institution. Houston is the fourth largest and one of the most diverse cities in the country with a large international population. The College of Education at UH has long-standing partnerships with multiple school districts to share research and prepare highly effective teachers and educators to serve urban communities.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in multiple areas of specialization. Our programs have a special focus on student success, social justice, diversity, and community engagement. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching, and service demonstrate our commitment to diversity, excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration. All three departments of the College of Education have many faculty members whose research interests and projects focus on English language learners’ success. The successful candidate will have many opportunities for collaboration in the College and within the University.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in Bilingual Education or in a related field, as well as demonstrate an active record of scholarship and external funding commensurate with experience. There must also be evidence of effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and service to the profession. The applicant must provide evidence of knowledge regarding current research-based trends and cultural contexts in US schools through research work and course instruction. Candidates with teaching experience in U.S. K-12 bilingual settings will be given priority consideration.

Responsibilities: Primary research responsibilities include an active research program in bilingual education, seeking and acquiring external federal funding, publishing scholarly work in high-impact venues, and disseminating work to national and international audiences. Primary teaching responsibilities will include expert teaching through face-to-face, online or hybrid delivery of bilingual education courses in the undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs. A successful candidate will also participate in course and program development, supervision of graduate student research and teaching assistants, community outreach activities, and service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine-month appointment. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 13, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact, Dr. Jie Zhang,, Search Committee Chair, should you have any follow-up questions.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at
1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, and © history of external peer-reviewed funding
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Research Statement
5. Contact information of at least 3 references

  • Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action: The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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  • Dr. Jie Zhang
    Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX


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