Seattle University [Position Announcement]

Seattle University – College of Education

Faculty Position Available: Non-Native English Learners and Bi-Cultural Education


Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track


Start Date: September, 2015, with the potential for summer, 2015 work

The College of Education (COE) at Seattle University announces a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level beginning September 2015 with the potential for summer 2015 work, in affiliate group of programs focused on preparing ethical educators to support students with diverse needs. The successful candidate will have a scholarly focus on Non-native English learners and bi-cultural education in PK–12 public schools, addressing the linguistic, social advancement and human rights of non-native English students and their families. We seek candidates with demonstrated competency and sensitivity for working with a linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse academic community.

The College of Education offers graduate-level coursework that prepares candidates for state endorsement as a highly qualified ELL-endorsed teacher. The curriculum also prepares those candidates to lead linguistically diverse initiatives and to become advocates for linguistically diverse communities. The college has a strong commitment to the education of non-native-English-speaking students through models and frameworks that challenge racism and other exclusionary practices while promoting equity. The endorsement program is accredited through NCATE as well as the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board. The college is developing a master’s degree that will focus on developing leaders of ELL programs and initiatives.

The successful candidate will assume primary teaching and service roles in college-wide programming on education for Non-native English speakers. Our programs have a focus on leadership, research and professional practice. The faculty will work closely with faculty in a broader affiliate of faculty focused on diversity and social justice, and with students.

Major responsibilities include maintaining a robust and relevant program of research and grant writing that addresses the education of Non-native English and bicultural students. We are interested in scholars who engage in critical thinking about pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ideology, and the sociopolitical context of the education of the oppressed in U.S. society.

Responsibilities include teaching courses at the graduate level that include educational linguistics, social foundations and methods. There are opportunities to teach in a newly developing undergraduate teacher licensure program that prepares PK-8 teachers with an ELL endorsement.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” ranks Seattle University 5th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin November 17th, 2014. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Bob Hughes

Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at

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