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Adjunct Instructor - Bilingual/Multilingual Education

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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About SUNY Old Westbury:

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The University is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students. Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations. The University serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for six consecutive years.

Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students. For more details about the SUNY Old Westbury, please refer to our website at


The Department of Childhood Education and Literacy Education at SUNY Old Westbury is seeking an adjunct instructor with a background in bilingual/multilingual education to supervise a group of pre-service teachers and teach the associated seminar course. Prior teaching experience in bilingual/multilingual settings at the elementary and/or secondary levels is required. The adjunct instructor will be responsible for planning and delivering content to students that is appropriate with course goals and key assessments.

Course: ED 5940B Student Teaching and Seminar, Bilingual

The final student teaching field experience required of Teacher Education majors. The course provides opportunity to refine and reflect upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become effective elementary school teachers. Students are assigned to area schools and are required to student teach 5 days a week for 15 weeks in the alternate grade level (K-3 or 4-6) from ED5930. Students are also required to participate in weekly seminar sessions with the College's Field Supervisor. Offered every semester.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three (3) years teaching experience in bilingual or multilingual education.
  • Adept at using instructional technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in related field.
  • Experience supervising and/mentoring pre-service or in-service teachers.
  • Experience teaching courses in higher education.
  • Additional study and/or certification areas in exceptional education, TESOL, Literacy, STEM, Educational Technology.
  • Experience teaching or mentoring an ethnically and culturally diverse student body.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at
  • letter of application,
  • CV or resume,
  • one letter of recommendation (signed, on letterhead),
  • transcript of highest degree earned,
  • contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references,
  • a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of pre-employment screening.

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