Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Bilingual Education

Posting Numberreq10958
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentLanguage Literacy Sociocultural LL (842A)
Academic LocationCollege of Education
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

TheDepartment of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the UNM Collegeof Education invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or AssociateProfessor of Bilingual Education beginning August 2020.

The UNMCollege of Education, comprised of five academic departments is afuture-oriented, dynamic professional school organized to reflect the followingvalues: Advocacy, Building Professional Identities, Collaboration, buildingstrong School/University Partnerships, Diversity and Social Justice,Interdisciplinary Inquiry/Scholarship and Teaching and Learning.

TheDepartment of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies offers an MA degreeconcentration in Bilingual Education and TESOL, and the opportunity fordoctoral studies with focused studies in bilingualism, bilingual education, andbiliteracy. Bilingual faculty also work collaboratively with faculty in theDepartment of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy to providecoursework and guidance for teacher preparation and professional developmentfor experienced teachers. Collaboration with the Department of Linguistics andthe Department of Spanish and Portuguese also exist.

Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to teachgraduate and undergraduate level classes in bilingual education (PreK-12) andmulticultural/diversity courses. The candidate must be qualified to teachcourses in Spanish. In addition, the chosen candidate will display asignificant record of research and publications in these fields and willcontinue to be a productive scholar in these areas. The individual willparticipate in the refinement and/or development of the Bilingual/TESOL programin collaboration with other program faculty at UNM and across the state. Thechosen candidate will direct the Summer Spanish Immersion Institute forBilingual Teachers. This person will collaborate with Spanish-speakingcommunities of the Southwest and international communities and institutions. Inaddition, the chosen candidate will advise both domestic and internationalgraduate students, mentor students in scholarly activities, serve oncomprehensive exam and dissertation committees and participate in all programand department activities.



  • An earned doctorate in bilingualism, bilingual education,biliteracy, or related fields by August 2020.
  • At least three years of Pre-K-12 teaching experience in U.S.bilingual settings or in accredited schools in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Scholarly evidence of bilinguality and biliteracy in Spanish andEnglish.
  • Ability to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level coursesin Spanish.


  • Demonstratedqualifications and record of scholarly work equivalent to the rank of AssociateProfessor
  • Potential or evidence of excellence in scholarly research inbilingualism and publications in Spanish and English.
  • Robust and current formal academic preparation/advanced study inbilingualism, biliteracy, and/or bilingual education.
  • Evidence of a research focus on cultural and linguistic variationas situated in multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities.
  • Ability to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level coursesin Spanish.
  • Excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses inbilingual education, including face-to-face and online environments.
  • Interest in and commitment to collaborate with SouthwestSpanish-speaking communities.
  • Experience in Pre-K-12 public school teaching in bilingualsettings.
  • Excellence in professional development programs in Pre-K-12 publicschool bilingual settings.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, andstudent success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

For inquiries please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Blum Martinez,Search Committee Chair at

Affirmative Action Considerations
UNM is an Equal Opportunity Employer makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any otherprotected class. The department facultyis committed to giving candidates from these protected groups very seriousconsideration.

UNMis the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is aCarnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designatedHispanic Serving Institution, the only flagship university in the US with amajority of students who are Hispanic/Latino or Native American. UNM is locatedin the heart of Albuquerque, which hascultural, outdoor and recreational activities for everyone. Albuquerque and thesurrounding areas offer a family-friendly, inclusive and diverse environment.

Application InstructionsTo submit the application, candidates need to consider that a complete application includes: 1)A signed letter of application (cover letter), including statement of qualifications in relation to the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications criteria described above. Because the University is committed to a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.2)A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV).3)Transcripts of all graduate coursework (from highest degree and content area; readable, unofficial copies will be accepted), syllabi of courses taught, and course evaluations.4)The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references, included in CV.5)One sample publication of scholarly work.6)A statement that addresses one's philosophy of teaching and linguistic and cultural diversity.7)A statement of research/scholarly work.8)A letter from graduate chair indicating status of dissertation work (required only for Ph.D. Candidate applicants).

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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