LINGUIST List 21.3840

Fri Oct 01 2010

Jobs: English Language Learning/Bilingual Education: Prof, UC Berkeley

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        1.    Helen Clifton, English Language Learning/Bilingual Education: Professor (Rank Open), University of California at Berkeley, USA

Message 1: English Language Learning/Bilingual Education: Professor (Rank Open), University of California at Berkeley, USA
Date: 30-Sep-2010
From: Helen Clifton <>
Subject: English Language Learning/Bilingual Education: Professor (Rank Open), University of California at Berkeley, USA
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University or Organization: University of California at Berkeley Department: Graduate School of Education Job Location: California, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; English Language Learning/Bilingual Education


English Language Learning/Bilingual Education

The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeleyannounces an opening for a tenure-track or tenured appointment at theAssistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in English LanguageLearning/Bilingual Education, starting July 1, 2011. This is a full timeposition with a nine-month academic year appointment, and it is in theLanguage and Literacy, Society and Culture area of the school.

Across the nation and world, schools struggle to educate immigrant studentsand English language learners. We seek a scholar whose research andteaching will contribute to the theory and practice of English languagelearning and teaching/bilingual education by providing rigorous andtheoretically grounded approaches to understanding the academic andschooling experiences of immigrant and English language learners. The workof ideal candidates will engage classroom learning and teaching practices,but it will situate and analyze these practices in the broader context ofthe socio-historical, cultural diversity, and political-equity issuessurrounding the schooling of immigrant students, English language learners,bilingual, and culturally and linguistically diverse students. A focus onK-12 education is desired.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in educational linguistics,language and literacy education, second language acquisition, or anotherrelated field. They should have demonstrated a record, or the potential forachieving a record, of producing and publishing high-quality research andgenerating funding from competitive grants. Candidates will be expected tohave excellent teaching and mentoring skills and contribute to teaching andadvising in our doctoral/masters and credential programs. There will alsobe opportunities to teach courses in our undergraduate minor.

Strong candidates will have expertise in one or more of the followingareas: (1) first/second language development and assessment, (2)instructing immigrant, English language learners, bilingual, and/orculturally and linguistically diverse students in one or more of thecontent areas (literacy, social studies, science, and math), and (3) theintersections between language, race, ethnicity, and culture in teachingand learning.

Applications must include a detailed letter of interests andqualifications; a curriculum vitae; a sample of recent scholarly writings;and three letters of reference. All items must be submitted no later thanDecember 1, 2010. For instructions about submitting materials, please visitthe application URL below. Follow the directions for self-registration anduploading of PDF's, and obtain the URL for your letters of referencewriters. The contact person for questions is Ms. Helen Clifton, contactinformation below. Please arrange for letters of recommendation to be sentto us directly, and refer your referees to the University's statement onconfidentiality, found at

The Graduate School of Education is interested in candidates who willcontribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education throughtheir teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed toaddressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples andsingle parents.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Helen Clifton Dean’s Office Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 USA Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ms. Helen Clifton Email: Phone: 5106436645

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