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Assistant Clinical Professor and TESOL Certification Programs Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118845
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Clinical Professor and TESOL Certification Programs Coordinator
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
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 is searching for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Education who will serve as TESOL Certification Programs Coordinator, working collaboratively with other faculty in the Division of Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) to coordinate the day-to-day activities of two TESOL masters/Pre-K-12 certification programs and an undergraduate TESOL minor, both on-campus and in local schools. The TESOL Certification Programs Coordinator assists in recruitment and program improvement initiatives, completes TESOL-CAEP/SPA reports, state and national data recording as requested by the College of Education, communicates regularly with students about program requirements and opportunities, collaborates with program partners, and performs other related duties. Responsibilities include teaching and service in the department. This is a professional track 9-month position with an additional 2-month compensated summer commitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Pre-K-12 classroom teaching experience.
• PhD or EdD in TESOL, language education, applied linguistics, or related field.
• Evidence of ability to work with multiple stakeholders connected to the teacher certification process. (e.g. Experience working collaboratively with local schools and evidence of ability to manage program details effectively.)


• Experience teaching or conducting research on issues applicable to culturally and linguistically diverse populations and underrepresented minorities.
• Teaching expertise in pre-K-12 assessment, ESOL methods, culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners, dual language education, or multiliteracies.
• Experience supervising teaching candidates.
• Experience teaching and advising in a teacher education program at the master’s level.
• A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds.
• Experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp2 system. Screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials by this date. Candidates should upload their application materials to, to include (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of teaching experience, (4) a sample syllabus, (5) names and contact information for three professional references who will be contacted electronically for letters. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Melinda Martin-Beltran ( For questions about the online application process, please contact Maria Somarriba (

Posting Date: 09/27/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands

Requires travel, long periods of standing and/or sitting, and 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. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Supplemental Document 1
Optional Documents

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