Lecturer of Multilingual and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States

Job description

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford.

Lecturer of Multilingual and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

College of Education

Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education


Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs.

The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education was fully accredited with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Position Details:

The successful candidate for this position will have expertise in the area of bilingual education, English as a Second Language, or multicultural education and culturally responsive pedagogies in bilingual programs and/or secondary content-area instructional contexts. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching is grounded in a sociocultural theoretical framework and whose work explicitly addresses issues of equity, access, and social justice. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department’s English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual/Bicultural programs, and courses geared toward secondary content area teachers on culturally responsive pedagogy, multicultural education, and/or teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students. The position may include online and off-campus instruction, program coordination (with course reassignment), and clinical practice/supervision.

Rowan University’s College of Education is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and to building a culturally diverse faculty. The College especially encourages applications from women and individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education, including racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.

This position will be a 3-year contract (10-month) with the University, and will continue the employment based on performance evaluations.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A./M.Ed or terminal degree (Ed.D/Ph.D) from an accredited institution of higher education in TESOL, bilingual education, multicultural education, applied linguistics, or a closely related field
  • Strong, explicit commitment to educational equity and social justice and experience working in diverse settings
  • At least 3 years teaching experience at the K-12 level, preferably in a public, multilingual setting
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with P12 schools and underrepresented groups
  • A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher education teaching in multiple formats including online and supervision of candidates
  • Experience teaching in diverse learning environments globally
  • Knowledge of NJ DOE initiatives and certification standards/processes, including edTPA

Starting Date: September 1, 2018

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

Contact: Questions regarding this position can be directed to

Dr. Catherine Michener or Dr. Kenzo Sung

michenerc@rowan.edu sung@rowan.edu

How to apply

The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.

Submit curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, the names and contact information of three references, and cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Rowan University is a public university in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA with a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. The school was founded in 1923 as Glassboro Normal School on a twenty-five acre site donated by the town