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Job ID: 113522

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

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2018
Title Associate/Full Professor Position in Bilingual Education/English Second Language
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Associate Professor
  • Curriculum/Instruction
    English as a Second Language

Associate/Full 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/Full 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 2019. Salary will be commensurate with
the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact, Dr. Miao
Li (Email, 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.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Miao Li
    Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX


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