Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Early Childhood & Elementary Education - Language & (Bi)Literacy Education

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Georgia State University
Education & Human Development
Early Childhood & Elementary Education
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Language and (Bi)Literacy Education (Log #20-010)

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in elementary literacy education with expertise in biliteracy. Georgia State University is a Research I institution with considerable emphasis on recruiting productive scholars. We encourage applicants from a wide range of fields whose research examines the intersection of bilingualism and literacy education/research. 

Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta, the capital and largest city in the state of Georgia. The birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is home to an increasing number of immigrants and refugees from around the world. The U.S. city with the second fastest growing foreign-born population, it is also home to an increasing number of schools with dual language immersion programs. Until recently, there has been no institution of higher education in the state of Georgia that prepared teachers for these programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the first such program in the state alongside current faculty and also be invited to hold an affiliation with GSU’s Center for Transnational and Multilingual Education (CTME).

Responsibilities:  The faculty member is expected to maintain research, teaching, and service efforts. Primary scholarly responsibilities include having an active and productive research agenda, including publications of research and scholarly work, and participation in professional organizations. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses in biliteracy for both monolingual and bilingual educators in addition to mentoring graduate students. Course instruction that takes place at local partner schools and community sites is encouraged. Additional responsibilities include providing service to the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations. 


  • an earned doctorate with specialization in Biliteracy, Multiple Literacies, Educational Linguistics, Language and Literacy Education, or a closely related field
  • proficiency in Spanish and English
  • experience in teacher development as related to teaching literacy to language minority students for monolingual and bilingual teachers
  • demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda
  • experience in and commitment to working with P-5 students in culturally and linguistically diverse populations including African American populations
  • ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team

Preferred Qualifications

  • potential to contribute to the development of Georgia’s dual immersion teachers at the Middle School level
  • experience in working with and demonstrated commitment to the families and communities of bilingual students
  • experience in working with and demonstrated commitment to university/K-12 school partnerships

Application Procedure/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit: a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a transcript of highest degree earned, three letters of references, and a 1-2-page description of research plans accompanied by a sample of recent scholarly writing that is not the dissertation.

Email application materials to La'Twan Roddey at COEECEJOBS@gsu.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Laura May at lauramay@gsu.edu.  For more information, see http://education.gsu.edu/main/.

The review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2019.

Members of ethnic minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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