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Assistant Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)


Sponsorship Available:

Yes


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Department's Website:

https://cied.uark.edu/


Summary of Job Duties:

The Assistant Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is a 9-month tenure track faculty position. The Assistant Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities: conduct research both individually and in collaboration with other faculty; publish the results of scholarship in refereed journals; obtain external funding to support research and curriculum development endeavors; develop and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses on the Fayetteville campus and online; participate in student advisement and mentoring, including service on graduate student advisory and dissertation committees; engage in community outreach with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; collaborate with P-12 schools such as through offering professional development or programmatic support; and provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate by August 2024, from a nationally recognized university in English as a Second Language, educational or applied linguistics, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher
    education

  • Demonstrated research interest in culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Evidence of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students for at least one year

  • Evidence of scholarly productivity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scholarly presentations and/or publications in the areas of education, ESL/bilingual/multicultural education, or related disciplinary areas

  • At least two years of experience in a P-12 US school setting with linguistically diverse students

  • Experience working in culturally and linguistically diverse settings such as study and/or teaching abroad

  • Evidence of collaboration with P-12 US educators such as through successful curriculum and/or professional development

  • Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level

  • Experience in the development and implementation of online education courses offered by a college/university

  • Experience working with dual language immersion programs.

  • Experience in grant writing, managing grants, and/or grant evaluation.

  • Experience working with international students and communities


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Janet Penner-Williams, Associate Professor, jpenner@uark.edu
Dr. Alissa Blair, Assistant Professor, ab139@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed applications received by 09/02/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking


Occasional Physical Activity:

Talking


Benefits Eligible:

Yes