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Open Rank Faculty Position in English Language Learners

MAT Program Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education invites applicants for a full-time, instructional faculty position in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program:

Candidates with a background and commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired. The following positions are part of a multiyear strategy to recruit faculty focused on equity in education.

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.

The Rossier School offers a wide range of academic programs. We seek educators who can prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, educational leaders, counselors and scholars. All programs offer exceptional academic preparation that reflects our guiding principles of Leadership, Learning, Accountability, and Diversity. For more information on individual programs and course offerings please visit our website:

We seek an applicant with a deep understanding of language development and instruction for all students, with a specialized focus on supporting the needs of English Learners to teach in our graduate MAT teacher preparation program. The specific teaching area of interest may include first and second language acquisition, academic language development across the curriculum, language and culturally-relevant pedagogy, programs and practices for teaching English learners, including bilingual and alternative programs. The ideal candidate will show evidence of teaching excellence in graduate level classrooms including teaching in online settings. Bilingual authorization or equivalent credential in teaching English learners in bilingual programs and pre-service and in-service teacher education and supervision is highly desired.

This position is an instructional, non-tenure track faculty appointment with a 12-month renewable contract.

Interested applicants should visit the Rossier Faculty Opportunities webpage for more information:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names for references. The letter should include specific examples of applicant’s commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups.

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20051869 Posted Date: 12/19/2017

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