Positions at University of Texas – El Paso

TWO positions at the University of Texas at El Paso. PLEASE NOTE that applications are encouraged beyond the suggested dates.

(1)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR — BILINGUAL EDUCATION

The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Education
Department of Teacher EducationPOSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applicants for an Associate Professor or Professor in Bilingual Education, tenure-track appointment to begin fall 2013. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including the following:  (1) teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in bilingual education, including online instruction; (2) continuing to develop a sustained record of research and scholarship;  (3) directing graduate research; (4) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work; (5) contributing to advising at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels; and (6) writing competitive grants to achieve external funding.THE DEPARTMENT:  Teacher Education has undergraduate and master’s program in bilingual education and a new Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning and Culture with a strand in biliteracy.   The department offers opportunities for research and collaboration with dual language programs in the school districts, Mexican, and other Latin American institutions.  The College of Education is seeking applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, service, and partnerships with K-12 schools, community colleges, and faculty in the Arts and Sciences.

ABOUT UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.

UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438 million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public.

For more information about UTEP, please visit: www.utep.edu/employment . Also, for more information about El Paso, Texas, visit: www.visitelpaso.com.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants should have the following:  (1) an earned doctorate in Bilingual Education or a specialization in Bilingual Education, or a related field relevant to the education of English language learners, including second language acquisition, educational linguistics or language and biliteracy education; (2) a demonstrated record of high-quality research and the potential to achieve funding from competitive grants; (3) substantial experience as a practicing K-12 educator or as a researcher who has taught teachers to teach English language minority students in K-12 settings; (4) excellent teaching and mentoring skills appropriate to teaching and advising students in the doctoral/masters/undergraduate programs; and (5) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications begins immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their application packet by November 1st, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should electronically submit: a) letter of interest; b) curriculum vita; c) a sample of recent scholarly writing; and d) contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Milagros Seda, Search Committee Chair, mseda@utep.edu, Department of Teacher Education.The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.(2)
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR — LITERACY EDUCATION

The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Education
Department of Teacher EducationPOSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for an Assistant/Associate, tenure-track, nine month position in Literacy Education to begin fall 2013. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, direct graduate research, seek external funding for research, and contribute to teaching and advising at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.THE COLLEGE:  The College of Education, one of the seven colleges and schools at UTEP, enrolls approximately 2,421 students, including over 1,400 pursuing undergraduate degrees and almost 1,000 enrolled in graduate programs.  The College enjoys accreditation by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and employs fifty full-time faculty members.  The College was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2011 by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.  The hallmark of the College is its work in the community, namely its strong partnerships with local school districts, non-profit organizations, El Paso Community College and various other collaborators.  The College also plays an important role in moving UTEP toward its goal of designation as a Tier One Research University through its commitment to external grants, such as those from the US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Known for its innovation and service orientation, the College of Education has recently added a new Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning, and Culture, one of the only such programs in the United States.

ABOUT UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.

UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438 million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public.

For more information about UTEP, please visit: www.utep.edu/employment . Also, for more information about El Paso, Texas, visit: www.visitelpaso.com .

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in literacy education, with a particular focus on issues central to early childhood literacy such as emergent literacy, and family literacy, as well as experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  Candidates should have a strong record, or the potential for achieving a strong record, of research and publication in these areas. Candidates should have a strong record in grant writing or grant activity.   Applicants for this position are expected to have experience teaching and/or working with K-12 linguistically diverse populations.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants are encouraged to submit their application packet by November 1, 2012.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should electronically submit a) letter of interest; b) curriculum vita; c) a sample of recent scholarly writing; and d) contact information for three professional references to:
Dr. Elena Izquierdo, Search Committee Chair, ielena@utep.edu, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, University of Texas at El Paso.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

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