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Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 105475
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: EDUC-Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Division of Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on biliteracy, effective fall, 2018.

The new faculty member will engage in an interdisciplinary way across LLSI division interests, working with colleagues and students involved in programs in Reading Education, English Education, TESOL, World Languages, and Applied Linguistics. We therefore encourage applicants from a wide range of fields whose research examines the intersection of bilingualism and literacy education.

The successful candidate will:

  • Establish a productive research agenda informing the field of biliteracy, seek external funding, and contribute to national and international scholarship in the field.

  • Teach in a range of modalities (in-person, online, and hybrid) and at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the division’s programs.

  • Advise and mentor undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students.

  • Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in a relevant field by time of appointment.

  • Demonstrated success or potential for strong productivity in research, grant writing and scholarship with a focus on biliteracy.

  • Teaching experience in grades pre-K through 12.
  • Preferences:
  • Teacher certification.

  • Experience teaching literacy in programs for bilingual learners in grades pre-K through 12.

  • College/university teaching experience.

  • Experience with underserved populations.

  • Proficiency in a language or dialect other than Standard English.
  • Additional Certifications:
    Additional Information:

    All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp system. Screening will begin on October 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials prior to this date. Candidates should upload their application materials to, to include a) cover letter describing their research and teaching interests as well as their qualifications for the position; b) a curriculum vitae; c) two samples of scholarship; and d) the names and contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for letters of support. For questions about the position, please contact either of the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Jeff MacSwan ( or Wayne Slater ( For questions about the online application process, please contact Kay Moon (

    Posting Date: 09/25/2017
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Best Consideration Date 10/16/2017
    Physical Demands

    Travel required. Standing and/or sitting for long periods of time, and minor lifting.

    Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Supplemental Document 1
    4. Supplemental Document 2
    Optional Documents

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