Assistant/Associate Professor in ESL/Bilingual Education

Rowan University

Assistant/Associate Professor in ESL/Bilingual Education

  • Institution: Rowan University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Glassboro, NJ US
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Assistant/Associate Professor in ESL/Bilingual Education

  • Rowan University | Glassboro, NJ US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 02, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor in ESL/Bilingual Education

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Glassboro, NJ US

Application Deadline October 31, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Catherine Michener

Department Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education


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Job Description

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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs to 19,500 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education, and developing public-private partnerships.

The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The mission of the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education is to create a community of educators who link efforts in multicultural education to social justice actions that promote social reform in the wider community through shaping educational practice, policy, and research. We foster this by creating an academic community in which democratic leadership, open dialogue, authentic collegiality, and collaboration are valued. We prepare students to serve diverse populations in formal and informal educational settings. We facilitate the study of language and literacy in conjunction with the study of the cultural, social, political, and economic contexts in which educational events and practices are embedded. Our faculty work actively to effect change through outreach to diverse communities in New Jersey, the nation, and the world.

Our vision: We provide the leadership, resources, and expertise necessary for educators to empower themselves and their students. We do so by supporting our future leaders to develop language, literacy, social, and cultural resources in diverse communities.

Position Details:

The College of Education invites applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education. We seek candidates whose teaching and scholarship explicitly addresses issues of equity, access, and social justice. The successful candidate will teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate level ESL and Bilingual education programs, which lead to NJ teaching certification in ESL and bilingual education. The position will include online and on-campus instruction. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda that addresses issues of equity, access, and social justice. Position duties also include contributing to service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Bilingual Education, or a closely related field or a closely related field by September 1, 2023
  • At the Assistant Rank, demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • At the Associate Rank, demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service, as well as a potential to procure external funding to support scholarship
  • Strong, explicit commitment to educational equity and social justice for bi/multilingual students
  • At least 3 years teaching experience with bilingual/multilingual or emergent bilingual (EB) students in PK12 classrooms in the US, preferably in urban or suburban settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with PK12 schools and underrepresented students and families
  • A teaching and learning philosophy consistent with the Rowan University and College of Education missions
  • Membership and participation in appropriate professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher education teaching in multiple formats, including online and supervision of teacher candidates
  • Experience with program innovation at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Proficiency in a language other than English and connections to bilingual communities
  • Research interests in biliteracy, bilingual/education policy, dual language programs, language revitalization, and/or specific language populations applicable to the NJ context (e.g., speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, Hindi, Tagalog, Korean, Arabic, Haitian)
  • At the Assistant Rank: 2-4 years of experience as an assistant professor with a commitment to future leadership roles in the program
  • At the Associate Rank: experience with program coordination or leadership with a willingness to lead at the program level
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Starting Date: September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive

Deadline to apply: Review of applications begins on October 31, 2022; open until filled.

The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at:

Please direct questions to Dr. Catherine Michener, Search Committee Chair, at

Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)

  • Application cover letter addressing experience related to higher education teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion (500 words);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application);
    1-3 samples of scholarship; and,
  • Names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references (including name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number).

Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission. Only complete applications will be considered.

Rowan University’s College of Education is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and to building a culturally diverse faculty. The College especially encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education, including racialized and minoritized peoples, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

We acknowledge that Rowan University rests on Native American land that is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called Lenapehoking. We acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of this land and their continuing relationship with their territory. During the colonial era and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the continuing historical tribal communities of the region: The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation; the Ramapough Lenape Nation; and the Powhatan Renape Nation, The Nanticoke of Millsboro Delaware, and the Lenape of Cheswold Delaware. We recognize their historic desire for harmony among the indigenous people of this land, descendants of immigrants, and descendants of the enslaved brought here forcibly, “as long as the rivers and creeks flow, and the sun, moon, and stars shine” (Lenape Chief Tamanend). We acknowledge that we work, teach, and learn here, and bear responsibility to engage meaningfully in relationship with the tribal community of the Lenni-Lenape people on their homeland.

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