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Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education/CLD/Literacy

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, Colorado
Teacher Education

Job Summary:

Position Summary

The School of Teacher Education at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate professor of Teacher Education with expertise in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Academic Language/Literacy Development to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Teacher Preparation programs. A successful applicant should expect to prepare novice and practicing teachers, supervise field experiences, advise students, and work effectively from a student first perspective with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in on- and off-campus degree programs. There is an expectation to engage in scholarly activities and continue to grow professionally as a teacher and a scholar. Service in the Program Area, School and College is expected. This service could include work on curriculum and program development, program reauthorization, as well as the development of school and community partnerships. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Academic Language/Literacy Development, including methods and assessment, and approaches to CLD/TESOL for diverse learners at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

About the Institution

Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.

The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the College

UNC's College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS) is at the center of excellence in professional preparation, research, and global educational leadership. Our student population reflects the University student body that is nearly 40% of students from racially minoritized populations and 42% of incoming first-year students are first generation students. Demonstrating our commitment to the University's state-mandated mission to prepare education professionals, we offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs on our main Greeley campus, our Denver/Lowry campus, as well as various locations across the state and online. For example, the Center for Urban Education in Denver uses innovative strategies to prepare early childhood, elementary and special education teachers for work in urban classrooms.

Institutional Values

As you consider joining the UNC community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more with a diverse team. Diversity encompasses differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value diversity in all forms and appreciate the contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, and physical ability. When you join UNC, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded institution committed to meaningful collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Location and Community

The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.

Additional Information

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or ABD in, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and or Academic Language/Literacy Development, English as a Second Language, Second Language Acquisition, or related field, earned by the time of employment;
  • Background in first and second language acquisition and experience with academic language and literacy development for linguistically diverse students;
  • Minimum three years of successful CLD/Literacy teaching or supervision in K-12 contexts in the U.S.;
  • Demonstrated potential in research/scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in student centered teaching at undergraduate level related to in CLD/Bilingual Education, Academic Language/Literacy Development, including methods and assessment;
  • Potential for or experience in teaching graduate level courses related to CLD and Academic Language/Literacy Development, including methods and assessment;
  • Willingness to teach courses offered online, during evenings and on weekends.
  • Experience in scholarship/research related to CLD/ Bilingual Education CLD/ Literacy, Literacy and Reading, Second Language Acquisition, or related field;
  • Experience and knowledge of teacher preparation requirements, including demonstrated ability to supervise practicum in literacy and/or CLD, other field placements;
  • Experience in individual or collaborative grant writing and implementation;
  • Native or near-native fluency in English and another language.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications and materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching philosophy) will only be accepted at the following link:

Open until filled: Screening of applications will begin on 12/02/2021.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary range of $50,000 - $64,000 depending on rank. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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