Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Nov 14, 2022 Deadline: Dec 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description:The Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time faculty position (12-month position) with an intended start date of June 01, 2023 to support the work of the English as a New Language (ENL) program. The position includes significant graduate and undergraduate level teaching, delivery of professional development, research, and outreach program development components.
This faculty role reports to the Director of the ENL and Catholic School Advantage (CSA) programs. The English as a New Language (ENL) program is committed to helping Catholic schools ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse students thrive. ENL employs a threefold approach which invites schools, leaders, and teachers to develop a deep understanding of the process of second language acquisition, employ research-based instructional strategies, and cultivate culturally sustaining classrooms in the context of the unique realities of Catholic schooling. ENL's efforts are rooted in four main outreach efforts: formation of Hernandez Fellows through graduate level study, onsite and online professional development, resource creation and research (articles, podcasts, texts, webinars, publications, etc.), and two-way immersion school development.
ENL exists in the context of the larger Catholic School Advantage (CSA) initiative, the national movement committed to promoting the value and accessibility of a quality Catholic education among Church and school leaders, educators, and families. The work of the CSA is committed to embracing the universality of the Church by increasing Latino enrollment, educating culturally and linguistically diverse children through excellent academic formation, and empowering all Catholic school stakeholders through the celebration of faith, language, and culture. ENL faculty work closely with the broader CSA team.
This is a 12-month permanent position with appointment to the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives. This position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and support for professional development.
Responsibilities of this position reside in four specific domains:
3. Conduct scholarship, broadly defined, around teacher development
4. Assist with accreditation efforts and data collection
5. Engage in service to the broader ACE, IEI, and University communities
Program Formation (25%)
1. Assist with the expansion of dual language Catholic schools
2. Generate a research agenda around two-way immersion Catholic schools and their academic, ecclesial, and social impacts, as well as developing replication models
Qualifications: Qualifications and Requirements:
Competitive applicants will have relevant academic preparation and experience, including disciplinary background in English as a second/new language, English learners, language acquisition, first and second language literacy development, bilingual education, and cultural diversity in a K-12 setting. An advanced degree in education or a closely related field of study from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates who demonstrate solid progress toward completion of an advanced degree by June 01, 2023. Preference will be given to terminal degrees. This position is appointed to the faculty of the University of Notre Dame at a rank commensurate with experience. The position will begin June 01, 2023.
Additionally, competitive candidates will demonstrate strong teaching abilities and a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues. This position necessitates strong content knowledge as well as adept communication skills.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).