The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Portland State University College of Education is seeking a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in teacher education. We seek a candidate to work in our Bilingual Teacher Pathways (BTP) Program as well as our Added English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement program. Successful candidates will have a background and experience in accredited bilingual/multilingual teacher preparation as well as the preparation of teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Opportunities also exist to teach curriculum and instruction advanced degree and doctoral specialty courses. This position will engage in teaching and research focused on bilingual, dual-language, and multilingual settings. Applicants motivated by the goals of social, racial, decolonial, and linguistic justice in the classroom and beyond are strongly encouraged to apply.
Because this faculty role includes duties in the preparation of teachers to work in linguistically rich contexts, applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience. Applicants should have a record that shows promise of success in teaching, research, and community outreach and ability to foster community relationships and engage in in-person and online learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues. Successful candidates should be prepared to lead cohorts of bi/multilingual teacher candidates as well as teach courses in the BTP and ESOL Endorsement Program.
Portland State University serves the most racially diverse student population of any institution of higher education in Oregon, and aims to center anti-racism, intersectionality, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly seeking individuals who bring critical perspectives to this work, and who actively work to disrupt practices and paradigms within educational systems and settings that are oppressive or marginalizing to students, their families, or colleagues. The College of Education (COE) has adopted specific goals to combat inequity, which are outlined in the Educator Equity in Teacher Education Institutional Plan. The individual selected for this Assistant Professor position will have an important role in preparing critical educators with the capacity to implement anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices that drive social change for equity and inclusion.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) educators and/or multiply-minoritized people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Full-time faculty within the College of Education have a combined teaching/research/service assignment of 45 credit hours or credit hour equivalents per 9-month academic year (27-instructional credit hours and 9-credit hour. equivalencies each for service and scholarly activities).
- Earned Doctorate in Education or related field from an accredited program by start date - Evidence of at least 3 years of experience working in a school setting - Record of working collaboratively with linguistically and culturally diverse students, colleagues, families, and community and district partners - Bi- (or multi-)lingual proficiency – Spanish/English and/or additional language/English - Evidence of collaborating in multicultural, multilingual, and inclusive settings with a willingness to act / change for continual improvement - Evidence of scholarly accomplishments and scholarly agenda - Successful completion of a background check.
- Administrative and program coordination experience - Working with and/or mentoring groups of preservice teachers - Evidence of professional experience & background in teaching Bilingual/ESOL/ Multilingual, Dual-Language, or Multicultural Education settings - Evidence of active work to disrupt practices and paradigms within educational systems and settings that are oppressive or marginalizing to students, their families, or colleagues - Leveraging technology in instructional settings to promote access - Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students - Ability to develop and teach university courses in Spanish
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About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state