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Assistant Professor of Elementary Education - Second Language Acquisition Methods
About the Position: Woodring College of Education invites dynamic and innovative individuals with cross-cultural experience to apply for appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Elementary Education Department. This is a nine-month tenure-track position to begin fall 2012, with opportunity for summer employment. Information about Elementary Education programs can be found at: http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/ELED/ 
About the College/Department: Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have experience working in culturally diverse communities and schools and who have the ability to contribute to the creation of a more just and inclusive society. Under the leadership of its Dean, the faculty, staff, and students of Woodring College of Education are pursuing a shared vision to “foster community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, embrace diversity, and promote social justice.” We welcome applications from diverse applicants.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in second language acquisition methods leading to P-12 endorsements in the teaching of English Language Learners (ELL) & Bilingual Education (BE)
  • Potentially, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early literacy and bi-literacy methods
  • Work with department and college to align curriculum with state and professional performance-based standards and infuse understandings related to second language acquisition and emergent bilingualism/biliteracy
  • Maintain an active and visible program of scholarship including presentations and publications
  • Participate in service within the department, college, university, community and professional organizations
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supervise students in community-based and/or school-based practica settings
  • Collaborate in the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, including courses delivered online
  • Participate in school, community and university collaborations
  • Foster the development of leaders in ELL and Bilingual Education
  • Pursue an external funding agenda
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate by the time of appointment in Second Language Acquisition, English Language and Academic Development, Bilingual Education or a closely related area
  • Demonstrated excellence in using and teaching effective methods for developing the language and academic skills of P-12 students
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, with experience in P-12 settings, working with diverse students, staff, and constituents
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English, with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues
  • Ability to use technology for scholarship and teaching
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic preparation in early literacy or bi-literacy
  • The ability to communicate fluently in two or more languages
  • Demonstrated excellence in bilingual or English as a Second Language teacher education
  • Demonstrated understanding of the sociopolitical and historical experiences of underrepresented populations
  • A demonstrated record of scholarly research, including grant-funded research, in the area of English as a Second Language or bilingualism/bi-literacy
Academic Emphasis: Elementary Education
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at https://jobs.wwu.edu/. Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to fully utilize WWU’s online application system. 
Materials may be attached as noted on the EASE application. Application materials should include:
  • Cover letter addressing the position qualifications
  • Vita
  • Evidence of excellence in using and teaching effective methods for developing the language and academic skills of P-12 students
  • Evidence of other required qualifications
  • Two scholarly writing samples

Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Joanne Carney, Elementary Education Department Chair.
Email: Joanne.Carney@wwu.edu

For further information on this position please contact Dr. Carney by or email or phone (360-650-2163).
Other Information: Faculty at Western Washington University enjoy a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service in a university that is nationally ranked as one of the top among regional universities in the nation. With approximately 15,000 students, WWU is located in beautiful Bellingham, close to both the Cascade range and the Pacific coast; it is midway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Western Washington University was rated one of the best places to work in 2011.
Job Posted: 12/5/2011
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins January 30, 2012; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 110841
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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