Posted by freemexy on October 5th, 2019

The Department of Education at Elmhurst College in the greater Chicago area invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in ESL/Bilingual Education to begin in the fall of 2020. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in ESL/Bilingual education, maintaining a record of scholarly presentations and writings, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborating with school partners and teacher education program directors.bilingual teacher qualification

Essential Functions
•Teach six courses in second language acquisition methods leading to P-12 state endorsements in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education.
•Maintain an active and visible program of scholarship including presentations and publications.
•Participate in service within the department, college, university, community, state, and professional organizations.
•Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
•Serve as a thesis advisor for graduate students who focus on ESL/bilingual projects.
•Participate in school, community and university collaborations.
•Foster collaborative partnerships with local schools and districts with ESL/Bilingual programs.
•Coordinate field experience requirements for the ESL/bilingual endorsement course work.
•Foster the development of teacher leaders in ESL and Bilingual Education.
•Pursue an external funding agenda.

Minimum Qualifications
•Earned doctorate in Teacher Education or a closely related area with an emphasis on Second Language Learning and/or Bilingual Education.
•Demonstrated strong teaching skills at the college level for contributing to undergraduate and graduate programs. Ability to teach a variety of courses leading to endorsements for bilingual and/or ESL teachers including methods and materials, assessment, theoretical foundations, and linguistics.
•At least three years of contemporary experience as a licensed teacher working with EL/bilingual students in accredited P-12 U.S. public schools.
•Demonstrated scholarship in the area of English as a Second Language or bilingualism/bi-literacy.

Preferred Qualifications
•Ability to communicate fluently in two or more languages.
•Experience working with EL/bilingual students receiving special education services.
•Supervision of students in community-based and/or school-based practica settings.
•Collaboration in the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, including courses delivered online.
•Understanding of and interest in teaching about public policies and laws essential to supporting teacher candidates in advocating for language learners in P-12 schools.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

Work HoursPosting Date10/02/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants
The Department of Education is a member of AACTE and offers 14 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs and advanced endorsement programs in ESL and Bilingual education. The education programs are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. The College’s enrollments total approximately 3,000 students of which approximately 300 are pursuing studies in education.

In your cover letter describe your teaching and research interests and how you meet the preferred candidate qualifications. Attach a curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, research statement and an example of scholarly work in the “writing sample”. Provide names and contact information for three references in “Other” document. A complete set of official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Questions can be directed to Beverly Troiano, Ph.D. at beverly.troiano@elmhurst.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Elmhurst offers 66 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, evening and online programs for adults, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst College is among the top-ranked colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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