The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking an assistant professor to assume a leadership role in its teacher preparation program in World Language/ESL Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community focused on preparation of teachers (PreK-12) to teach Word Languages and English as a Second Language. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position begins August 2020.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit with over 150 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, housed in eight departments. TPTE, the College’s largest department, offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure in many content fields as well as undergraduate programs in educational interpreting and audiology/speech pathology, a graduate level urban specialist certificate, programs leading to several teaching endorsements, masters and educational specialist degrees, and doctoral degrees.
The graduate World Language/ESL Education program area prepares masters students, educational specialists, and doctoral students for careers in teaching, leadership, and research in elementary schools, teaching colleges, and research universities. The successful candidate will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty committed to improving public education through exemplary teaching, research and service.
Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research; pursuing external funding to support an active research agenda; supervising practicum students and licensure-seeking students in PreK-12 classrooms; teaching graduate classes in World Language and ESL Education; collaborating with a team of faculty in development, delivery, and ongoing program evaluation; developing collaborative relationships with local schools, teachers, and community members; providing service and leadership to local/state and national/international professional organizations; supervising the applied work of teaching interns and job-embedded teachers; and fulfilling advising and administrative duties as required by the department and the university. The chosen applicant will teach standards-based WL and ESL methods, curriculum, assessment, and research classes, coordinate the WL Education Program area, and be an active member of the WL/ESL/English Education program areas.
Required Qualifications: Applicants for the position must have demonstrated preparation and/or experience working in World Language and/or ESL classrooms and possess a doctorate in World Language/ESL Education or a closely-related field. The candidate will have superior proficiency (ACTFL) in a world language, evidence of scholarly potential, successful 21st century instructional technology skills, and commitment to working as part of collaborative teams both at the university and in the field.
Desired Qualifications: Applicants who demonstrate evidence of successful work with teacher education students in both WL and ESL contexts will be given strong consideration. Other desired qualifications include three years’ or more PreK-12 teaching experience; an established a record of scholarship related to the goals of the program, department, and college; expertise/experience in grant writing; distance education experience; additional content area expertise (e.g., English Education, Social Science Education); and a high level of instructional technology skills.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, current curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three academic references, and reprints of publications and relevant manuscripts (or works in progress) to Dr. Jeffrey Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications sent through job search sites will not be accepted. Please include WL/ESL Search in the subject line of your email. Minorities and Women are urged to apply. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu/.
Attention: Jeffrey Davis, PhD
Chair, WL/ESL Education Search Committee
Bailey Education Complex 218
Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3442
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.