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Washington State Univ. Assistant Professor, ESL/Bilingual Education

Title: Assistant Professor
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience
Position: Permanent full-time, tenure-track
Effective Date: August 16, 2013

Position: The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University Tri-Cities seeks applicants with research and teaching interests in ESL/bilingual education for a full time tenure track faculty position. The candidate will have an earned doctorate in ESL/bilingual education, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or a related field and demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented, multilingual, and culturally-diverse students.

The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in area of expertise. Pursue extramural funding to support active research agenda. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses focused on education of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-12 school system and foundations and cultural competency courses. Mentor and advise undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students. Engage in service activities at a variety of levels. Candidates should be comfortable utilizing face-to-face, online, and/or teleconference instructional formats.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate at time of employment in ESL/bilingual education, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or related field; a demonstrated record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and excellence in teaching. Minimum 9 months experience with EFL, ESL, or bilingual education programs in K-12 settings. Experience with and/or commitment to working with underrepresented, multilingual, and culturally-diverse students.

Desired Qualifications: Expertise in applied or educational linguistics with a focus on the area of second language acquisition and/or ESL education. Expertise in data collection based on fieldwork methods. Desire to conduct community outreach and family engagement activities with minority and underrepresented groups. Familiarity with Title I school districts and minority education programs. Ability to establish effective partnerships with a variety of school districts and state agencies. Proficiency in another language (in addition to English).

University: The Washington State University system is a premier research university that includes four campuses with faculty that are considered to be “one faculty, geographically dispersed.” The faculty across campuses belong to one department that is usually housed on the Pullman campus. Tenure and promotion expectations are the same for all faculty on all campuses. WSU Tri-Cities is located on the banks of the Columbia River in north Richland close to the cities of Pasco and Kennewick. WSUTC is currently in the process of establishing itself as the only four year, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in eastern Washington and has model outreach programs including MESA and GEAR-UP.

Position open until filled. Screening will begin on December 1, 2012. Applicants should apply online at and submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, three current letters of recommendation, two samples of scholarly work, and a current comprehensive vita including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply.