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Associate Professor of Bilingual Education/ESL

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
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Dec 6, 2021

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Rank/Title: Associate Professor of Bilingual Education/ESL Position Number: 53450

The Simmons School of Education & Human Development invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in bilingual education or English as a second language in the Department of Teaching and Learning. This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant research and teacher education community. For more information about the current research projects at the Simmons School, please visit

Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in graduate education by teaching two courses or the equivalent each semester, as well as maintain an active research agenda, which includes seeking external research funding. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarly work is at the intersection of bilingual education/ESL and assessment or special education. We encourage advanced Assistant Professors who have records commensurate with promotion to Associate Professor to apply. For additional information about the department programs, please visit:

Required qualifications include: (a) earned doctorate in a bilingual education or ESL-related field; (b) demonstrated and ongoing record of scholarly work commensurate with rank of Associate Professor; (c)

(f) history of obtaining or applying for external funding for research; (d) excellence in teaching graduate courses; (e) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (f) experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; and (g) evidence of participation or leadership in national and/or international professional organizations.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) experience developing and/or sustaining collaborative partnerships and interdisciplinary initiatives; (b) multi-lingual candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish; (c) two or more years of experience working in Pre-K-12 contexts; and (d) demonstrated mentorship of doctoral students.

The Simmons School was founded in 2005 and is ranked among the top 15 private education schools in the United States. The school has undergraduate and graduate programs across five academic departments, including Applied Physiology and Wellness, Counseling and Dispute Resolution, Education Policy and Leadership, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Teaching and Learning. Comprised of two state-of- the-art academic buildings, the Simmons School has over 80,000 sq. feet of office and classroom spaces, applied physiology labs, and a 21st century teacher development studio to advance the development of pre-service and in-service teachers. The Simmons School promotes excellence by engaging in and disseminating research, securing significant external grants and contracts, preparing exemplary professionals, and collaborating with other schools on campus.

Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private university of about 12,000 students offering strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools – Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Meadow School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development. To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, visit:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Reference the position number in all documents submitted for application: (1) cover letter outlining research, teaching, and service experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) copies of two representative scholarly publications; and (4) the names, affiliations, and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted if the candidate advances to the on-campus interview stage. All materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio at: For questions about the search submission process, contact Paula Serna at For questions about the department or position, contact Dr. Annie Wilhelm, Search Committee Chair, Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is August 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


SMU is an inspiring, thriving University seeking dynamic staff and faculty who desire to truly "blaze a trail" in the areas of teaching, research, and service to our communities.SMU offers many opportunities for staff and faculty to get involved in campus life and numerous benefits to support personal and professional growth. In addition, SMU believes we should support your total wellbeing, including your physical, financial, intellectual, interpersonal, and spiritual health. The University provides a number of services and programs that can help you grow in every aspect of your life, inside and outside of the organization.We invite you to explore the University and discover an exciting career and future at SMU!
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