Graduate School of Education Position Announcement: English Language Learning/Bilingual Education

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

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

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

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

Applications must include a detailed letter of interests and qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a sample of recent scholarly writings; and three letters of reference. All items must be submitted no later than December 1, 2010. For instructions about submitting materials, please visit: Follow the directions for self-registration and uploading of PDF’s, and obtain the URL for your letters of reference writers. Contact person for questions: Ms. Helen Clifton, Dean’s Office, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670; email: Please arrange for letters of recommendation to be sent to us directly, and refer your referees to the University’s statement on confidentiality, found at

The Graduate School of Education is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer