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Assistant/Associate Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Inclusive Education
Posting Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/01/2017

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for one nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) position in the Inclusive Education Department. The TESOL programs are grounded in a student-centered and asset-based conceptual framework that emphasizes equity/social justice and access, language and culture, family and community engagement, teacher inquiry, and critical reflexivity. The successful candidate will teach students enrolled in the TESOL graduate programs and/or TESOL courses in undergraduate P-12 teacher preparation programs. Courses are taught online, blended, and face-to-face. TESOL faculty are currently developing an online TESOL Ed.S./Ed.D. for experienced educators. The successful candidate would be part of the delivery of the new program beginning in the fall of 2017. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues and students, engage in program coordination, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of the department through scholarship and service within the college, university and community. Candidates should provide evidence of, or potential for, establishing an active research agenda in TESOL or related area. Rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position reports to the Chair of the Inclusive Education Department.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

• Doctorate in TESOL or closely related field (e.g., bilingual education, applied linguistics, additional language acquisition, additional language literacy, or curriculum and instruction with emphasis in additional language acquisition through at least 18 graduate credit hours of coursework) foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.
• Evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential pertaining to the teaching and learning of English as an additional language.
• Commitment to equity and social justice in education.
• Experience teaching English to multilingual learners in P-12 settings.
• Familiarity with technology skills to support (online, blended, and face-to-face) teaching and research.
• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment.

Ideal qualifications for this position include:
• Background in both first and additional language literacy.
• Familiarity and/or experience with multiple language program models (e.g. two-way immersion, developmental bilingual education).
• Engagement with high needs schools and communities.
• Experience with online program/course development.
• Teaching and collaboration at the university level.
• Experience advising doctoral candidates and/or formal or informal mentorship experiences.
• Experience in international or global education.
• Instructional leadership, administrative, or supervisory experience in P-12 schools or other organizations.
• Experience coordinating programs.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/04/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Amanda B. Richey
Please indicate KSU Faculty Posting Number on all correspondence.

Additional Information for Applicants

Inclusive Education Tenure and Promotion Guidelines –

Application Instructions

All materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents to on or before January 4, 2017 to guarantee consideration.

Please submit the following items that will compose the application packet: letter expressing interest and addressing qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching and learning, names and contact information of five professional references, and unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment at KSU).

The search will continue until the position is filled.

For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit KSU’s website at

Application Documents
1. Letter expressing interest and addressing qualifications for the position
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Philosophy of teaching and learning
4. Names and contact information of five professional references
5. Academic transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment at KSU)

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000491
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 33765
Departmental/College Overview:

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. KSU’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the university’s umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 13 departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The EPP serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with exceptionalities.

The faculty of the Inclusive Education Department is a group of educational professionals united in our mission to support and honor diverse learners and families, including English learners and those served by special education. We accomplish this by:
• Developing teachers who can effectively teach children who are diverse linguistically, culturally, and in their abilities.
• Collaborating with other departments to expand their candidates’ abilities to offer effective instruction to all children.
• Sharing expertise, individually and collectively, in effective inclusion of ALL students. Advocating the development of inclusive practices across all levels – BCOE, schools, Georgia, US and internationally.
• Establishing global/local connections and relationships around issues of inclusion, language development, social justice, and diversity.
• Advocating for children and families.
• Utilizing an asset-based, critical pedagogical framework that emphasizes inclusive practices.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents