The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in bilingual education with a focus on literacy. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire.

Position Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, ranked fifth nationally by US News and World Report in 2013, possesses a long-standing reputation in the areas of bilingual education and literacy. We seek candidates with expertise in the literacy development and instruction of English learners (preschool-grade 12). Candidates will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistic and cultural diversity, the bilingual/ESL endorsement programs (on-campus, online, or hybrid), and/or literacy. Successful candidates also will participate in graduate program development and in the recruitment and training of graduate students.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in bilingual/ESL education or a related field and expertise in literacy required. Candidates at the assistant professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Candidates at the associate professor level must have an established record of research, teaching, and service, as well as external funding to meet the University’s requirements for tenure at the rank of associate professor. Demonstrated interest in working with children and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds, as well as with children of various academic performance levels required. Teaching experience (preschool-grade 12) with English learners and students from diverse populations desired.

Responsibilities: Carry out an active program of research and actively pursue external funding. Advise and recruit Master’s and doctoral students in bilingual education with a focus on literacy. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level course work related to linguistic and cultural diversity, bilingual and ESL education, and/or literacy. Contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs. Provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local level related to bilingual education and literacy.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2014.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2013. Please create a candidate profile at and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, and the contact information for three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For more information please contact: Professor Karla Moller, Committee co-chair at or 217-265-4039.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (