Swarthmore College — Assistant Professor, Bilingual / Multilingual Education

The Department of Educational Studies at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure track position in Bilingual/Multilingual Education at the level of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in education (or a related field) and be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college. Experience teaching in K-12 schools is preferred.

We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarship addresses immigrant and language minority education, English as a global language, second language development, and/or language diversity in education. Teaching responsibilities include a general course in language minority education and an honors seminar. Other teaching would include some combination of educational foundations, research methods, thesis supervision and possibly a methods course for student teachers and/or supervision of student teachers.

Our department is committed to building a more diverse faculty as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of our students and the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Swarthmore College shares our commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates, particularly those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society and world.

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the Educational Studies Department through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7760. If unable to submit on-line, send to Chair of the Educational Studies Department, Department of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397.

In the letter of application, please describe your current research agenda; what would be attractive to you about teaching in a liberal arts college environment; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of Swarthmore College students. In addition, please provide a short description of how you would approach mentoring students coming from diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.


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