Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Specializing in ESOL, Bilingual, Biliteracy Education

| November 14, 2014

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is


Recruitment Number: F1413 filled.

The Division of Teacher Education seeks a motivated and qualified applicant with experience in ESOL/ Bilingual, Biliteracy Education to join the Division as an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with probable summer session employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications; excellent benefits package. The College of Education is nationally recognized for its leadership in evidence-based teacher preparation and its efforts to connect teaching and learning. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  •   Earned Doctorate in Education OR closely related field may be acceptable with primary emphasis in ESOL/Bilingual/Biliteracy Education. ABD considered, but must have doctorate by hire date.
  •   Expertise in at least two of the following areas: first and second language acquisition; strategies and methods of teaching ESOL and/or (bi)literacy; cultural & community needs of culturally diverse populations; and knowledge of current trends in ESOL/Bilingual, Multicultural, and (bi)literacy
  •   Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English)
  •   Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience working with ELLs
  •   Experience and expertise in using technologies for teaching and learning

    Preferred Qualifications:

  •   Experience in Early Childhood Education preferred
  •   Experience in college/university teaching in the U.S. preferred
  •   Experience in clinical supervision in ESOL/Bilingual programs preferred

    Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in face-to- face and online modes and may supervise teacher candidates and graduate students. Other responsibilities include student advising, program development, and committee work as required by the union contract. Summer employment may be available.

    Start Date: September 16, 2015
    Contact Information: Questions regarding this position may be directed to Carmen Cáceda, Ph.D. Search

    Committee Chair, or at (503) 838-8409.
    For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human

    Resources at 503-838-8552 or

    Application Process

    Required application materials:

  •   A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at
  •   Letter of intent
  •   Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  •   Current curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
  •   Names and contact information for three (3) references who can supply letters of recommendation at a later


  •   Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree

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Submit Application Materials to:

F1413 Asst. Professor of Teacher Education, ESOL/Bilingual Western Oregon University
Human Resources Office
345 N. Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR 97361
-OR- E-mail as an attachment to -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. In 2014 Western Oregon University was ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest and 85th in the nation for economic value and employability of its graduates, by Educate to Career, Inc. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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