California State University Channel Islands — Bilingual Education Professor – Open Rank

CSU Channel Islands seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education-Bilingual Education. Applicants must have demonstrated scholarly expertise to undertake/support/sustain a research agenda in bilingual or dual language education. Applicants must also evince teaching excellence in DLL and/or bilingual methods and foundations.

The School of Education at CI has several programs including Teacher Credential Programs which serve candidates seeking elementary, secondary or special education teaching credentials with the option of earning the Bilingual Authorization (BLA) in Spanish. There are two undergraduate programs offering Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Early Childhood Studies. In addition, there is a graduate program offering a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with the option of completing the requirements for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and a Master of Arts in Education with areas of emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction or Disability Studies. In Ventura County, many local school districts are moving toward full or partial dual language learning (DLL) models across K-12. As an HSI and the only IHE offering the BLA in this region, our community stakeholders look to the CSUCI SoE to guide and prepare the workforce necessary to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for bilingual educators. Candidates who complete the BLA at CSUCI can provide instruction in Dual Language classrooms, structured English immersion classrooms, and English mainstream classrooms.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach methods courses in Bilingual Instruction and related content areas.
  • Coordinate Bilingual Authorization Program.
  • Scholarly work or emerging research agenda that leads to peer reviewed publications.
  • Supervise teacher candidates in public schools.
  • Service activities in the School of Education, University and Community.
  • Advise students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a Spanish Bilingual or Spanish Dual Language Instruction in K-12 setting.
  • Record of successful credentialed K-12 school teaching for a minimum of three years, with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching multi-ethnic, multicultural and/or multi-lingual students using a variety of methods and technologies.
  • Commitment to student success and diversity in K-12 settings.
  • Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams.
  • An emerging record of scholarship in one or more areas of emphasis in education.
  • Evidence of commitment to one’s own discipline and to the broader institution

For Assistant Professor consideration:

  • An emerging record of scholarship in one or more areas of emphasis in education.

For Associate/Full Professor consideration:

  • Hold tenure at current institution and be eligible for tenure at CSUCI.
  • Record of exceptional university teaching of methods and/or teacher education courses in Spanish Bilingual or Dual Language foundations and methods.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the ability and commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral specialization in Bilingual Education or Dual Language Instruction.
  • Professional expertise and demonstrated excellence in teaching methods courses and clinical practice supervision at the university level.
  • Record of positive relationships with school district personnel, students, and families.
  • Credential emphasis in bilingual education or equivalent.
  • Experience working in Teacher Residency Programs.
  • Experience working with students with special learning needs.
  • Experience collaborating or co-teaching with related service providers.
  • Experience in and commitment to ongoing, outcomes-based, program assessment of teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of regional or national accreditation processes and preparation of required documentation.
  • Experience in on-line or blended teaching and course development.
  • Record of grant and contract acquisition.

Screening of applications will begin April 19, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://education.csuci.edu/about/fall-2021-openings

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