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Assistant/Associate Professor in Bilingual-Bicultural Education

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Illinois State University
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718 W. College Avenue, Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
Job Description

Position Announcement: English Language Learner / Bilingual-Bicultural Education

The School of Teaching and Learning faculty is a vibrant group of diverse, high-quality scholars and educators who are committed to innovative pedagogies and developing leadership in education. The faculty is committed to continuing its leadership at the state, national, and international levels while increasing the diversity of the campus community. Illinois State University recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Thus, we especially welcome candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity to apply.

The School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University is pleased to announce one vacancy for a nine-month, tenure-track position in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. The appointment will commence on August 16, 2020.

The responsibilities of this position include: teaching undergraduate courses with the potential to teach graduate courses; producing high quality scholarship; contributing to professional service at all levels (e.g., school, college, university, state and national); and working in collaborative partnerships with public school professionals.

The School:
The School has approximately 40 full-time tenure-track faculty in teacher education programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels who work collaboratively with colleagues in four other Colleges on campus, public schools, and communities. The University has been developing teachers both within the state of Illinois as well as outside the state for over 150 years. School website:

The University Community:
Illinois State University is a doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. Illinois State University is Illinois’ first public university, founded in 1857 to educate the state’s teachers. The University is located in Normal/Bloomington, a community of over 165,000, located within two to three hours of: Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Davenport, IA; and Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit

A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state’s system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate · Connect · Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

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