LINGUIST List 11.500

Wed Mar 8 2000

Jobs: Bilingual Education Assist Prof, U of Colorado

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  1. Sheila M. Shannon, Bilingual Education: Assist Prof at U of Colorado at Denver, USA

Message 1: Bilingual Education: Assist Prof at U of Colorado at Denver, USA

Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 09:34:40 -0700
From: Sheila M. Shannon <sshannonCASTLE.CUDENVER.EDU>
Subject: Bilingual Education: Assist Prof at U of Colorado at Denver, USA

Faculty Positions in the School of Education
University of Colorado at Denver

The School of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver announces
up to three faculty positions. Two positions will be filled at the
assistant professor rank while the third may be filled at an open rank for
an individual with exceptional potential to provide leadership for
continuing innovation in the programs described below. Depending upon the
qualifications of applicants, these positions may be filled as tenure or
non-tenure track.

The School of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver is NCATE
accredited, affiliated with the National Network for Educational Renewal,
and emphasizes the development and operation of programs in partnership
with urban schools and school districts. We are building a faculty
committed to full partnerships with diverse urban and metropolitan schools
and communities. We seek faculty with any of several academic
specializations whose skills, experiences, and commitments will support
program innovation in the context of these partnerships and strengthen our
relationships with diverse urban communities.

Two broad partnership structures provide the framework for our projected
program growth and development. In the Initial Teacher Education program,
14 urban partner schools work collaboratively with professors to prepare a
yearly cohort of approximately 140 new teachers to teach at the elementary
or secondary level and to assume leadership roles in school renewal. The
program uses a collaborative school-university decision-making process to
renew continuously the teacher education program and to implement exemplary
education for P-12 students, best practices in professional development,
and research and inquiry that support the teachers' and schools'
educational goals. Faculty are assigned either to the Initial Teacher
Education program or Jointly to this and a program or division that
reflects individual specialization.

The School's partnership to support ongoing professional development is a
formally structured Board of Collaborative Educational Services (BOCES)
that links the university with 20 Denver metro area school districts. The
goal of the BOCES is to develop innovative solutions to professional
development and student learning problems through cross-institution
resource sharing and shared decision-making about program development,
delivery, and evaluation. University faculty members are assigned to
appropriate academic units in the School of Education and lead "joint
faculties" of university, district, and community experts who are
responsible for these programs.

Successful applicants will participate substantively in one or both of
these partnerships, contribute to academic programs in their discipline
area, and assume a role in the school-wide Ph.D. program in Educational
Leadership and Innovation.

 Up to three positions, two at the assistant professor level, one open rank

Specialization Areas:
-Bilingual education (K-12, with a preference for Spanish)
-Literacy (P-6)
-Special education
-Instructional and learning technologies*
-Principal preparation and school leadership

Responsibilities to address in the application:
-Assist the School in deepening its collaboration with the diverse
 communities in the Denver metropolitan area.
-Support innovations in professional development for teachers in
 collaboration with the BOCES organization and joint faculties composed of
 school, university, and community leaders.
-As part of the teaching load in the Initial Teacher Education program,
 work in and with an urban partner school to prepare new teachers, ensure
 exemplary K-12 education, implement best practices in professional
 development, and conduct/lead research and inquiry.
-Teach courses, advise students, and assist in program planning in area of
-Conduct research that addresses difficult problems of practice in urban
-Provide high-impact service to the School of Education, the community and
 the profession.

Qualifications to address in the application:
-Earned doctorate in a field of education that reflects one of the
 specializations listed above and that supports the work outlined.
-Successful work experience in public schools with diverse racial and
 linguistic populations that will support the School's work in the public
 schools and strengthen its ties to urban communities.
-A clear understanding of the change process, how to participate
 personally in and benefit from leading and engaging in change/renewal in
 schools and at the university, and how to support novice and experienced
 teachers and administrators in the process.
-The necessary interpersonal skills to lead change in the schools and
 university and to solve difficult problems of practice in urban schools and
 in teacher education.
-A record of successful university teaching, including successful
 collaboration with university colleagues in course and/or program
 development and/or co-teaching.
-Demonstrated professional commitments and accomplishments that are
 consistent with the School's program and philosophy that new teachers and
 administrators should be excellent scholars, instructors, student
 advocates, professionals, and leaders in school renewal while working in
 schools with diverse populations.
-Documented success or a clear plan of research that is congruent with the
 work outlined above.

Employment conditions:
These three positions are tenure or non-tenure track depending upon
qualifications of applicants. Specific employment conditions are
commensurate with qualifications, experience, and established salary
structure in the School of Education.

Position availability: Fall semester, 2000

Rank: 2 assistant professors, 1 open rank

Application procedures:
Please submit the following materials as well as other appropriate materials:
1. A letter of application that addresses:

a) the candidate's ability to fulfill the specific responsibilities of the
position, including a description of the candidates approach to one of the
specialty areas listed;

b) Accomplishments that have resulted from prior collaboration with diverse
schools and communities.

2. A current vita.

3. Transcript of doctoral work that shows earned degree.

4. Three current letters of reference addressing responsibilities and the
listed qualifications.

5. Copies of university teaching evaluations, including evaluations of work
in partner/professional development schools (if available).

Address inquiries and application materials to:
Ms. Lorraine Spears, Administrative Assistant to the Search Committee
	School of Education, Box 106
	University of Colorado at Denver, P.O. Box 173364
	Denver, CO 80217-3364
	303-556-3041; Fax: 303-556-4479;

Applicants who desire additional information about the School of Education
and its programs may request a partner school booklet, a brochure
describing all School of Education programs, and the student handbooks from
Initial Teacher Education and other programs in which they are interested.
Information is also available on our web site:

Review of applications will begin on March 3 and will continue until the
positions are filled.
The University of Colorado at Denver is an equal opportunity employer and
educator committed to excellence through inclusiveness.

The Colorado Open Records Act (C.R.S. 24-72-204) requires that an applicant
make a written request at the time of application that the application be
kept confidential. Applications without such a written request for
confidentiality are open records and must be disclosed upon request.

* A position with specialization in information and learning technologies
is contingent on campus approval.
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