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Assistant Professor - Educational Specialties #605913
Northern Arizona University

Date Posted Jan. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Educational Specialties #605913
University Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Department College of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • English as a Second Language

This is a tenure track, Assistant Professor, academic year position based in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the Department of Educational Specialties. The appointment begins Fall 2022 academic semester. The Department of Educational Specialties is located within the College of Education and offers master’s degrees in ESL and Bilingual Education with emphases in ESL or Bilingual Education, undergraduate coursework leading the Arizona endorsement in Structured English Immersion and General Studies courses in multicultural education.

We are hiring five new tenure-track faculty who are experienced or emergent researchers, committed to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in Arizona PK-20 educational institutions. These faculty positions are part of a new initiative at NAU to foster equity and to promote the success of our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations. Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in areas of need as identified in the qualifications section, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and mentoring.

Relevant background for the positions includes expertise in one or more issues of race, culture, class, gender, language, disability, and sexuality. Successful candidates will have experience and a research focus centering Indigenous and/or Latinx communities, issues, histories, and/or epistemologies.

The following tenure-track Assistant Professor positions are included in this cluster hire:

  • Bilingual Multicultural Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Mathematics Education
  • Counseling Student Affairs
  • Diversity in Human Development and Behavior

1. Teach courses on Linguistics in Educational Contexts, Assessment of Minority Learners, Methods in ESL and Bilingual Education in the BME Area’s programs. Possible course assignments include but are not limited to: Linguistics in Educational Contexts, Assessment of Bilingual and Second Language Learners, Structured English Immersion and Sheltered English Content Instruction.
2. Teach in-person, blended, and online courses
3. Maintain an active independent and collaborative research agenda aligned to the cluster hire goals
4. Prepare and manage external grant proposals/programs
5. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, and the profession

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Earned Doctorate in TESOL, Bilingual Multicultural Education, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered only if they will have their degree by the start date.
2. Evidence of teaching experience at the university/college level.
3. Evidence of 3 years’ Pre K-12 teaching experience
4. Bilingual in a language taught in Arizona classrooms such as Spanish and Indigenous Arizona languages
5. Evidence of an active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations of students to include students from Indigenous and Latinx communities.
2. Demonstrated commitment to educational justice and/or sociolinguistic justice.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach bilingually in Spanish/English or an Arizona Indigenous language/English.
4. Evidence at the college level in the preparation of teachers to use linguistically and culturally sustaining content and pedagogy.
5. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain independent and collaborative scholarship in area of expertise, aligned to the cluster hire goals.
6. Demonstrated ability to prepare and manage external grant proposals/programs in area of expertise, aligned to the cluster hire goals.
7. Demonstrated success in working with an interdisciplinary team.
8. Demonstrated success in teaching using translanguaging practices

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 26, 2022
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience

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  • NAU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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