Instructor and Coordinator of World Languages Teacher Education
Normal, IL 
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Job Description
Instructor and Coordinator of World Languages Teacher Education

Job No: 513662
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Instructor and Coordinator of World Languages Teacher Education

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invite applications for a full-time, nine-month non-continuous position (with the possibility of renewal) for the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will teach world languages pedagogy (Fall) and Spanish classes (Spring). Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair.

Additional Information

World Languages Teacher Education Program
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures houses a nationally recognized World Languages Teacher Education program, certifying K-12 teachers in French, German, or Spanish. The Department teaches seven languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish), offering majors in French, German, and Spanish, each with a General or Teacher Education track. Since 2016, we have averaged 134 majors, the majority of which are in Spanish, and roughly half of which are on the Teacher Education track (i.e. an average of 57 TE majors over the last 5 years). Our Teacher Education majors take content courses in language and culture that overlap with the General language majors, required courses in the College of Education, and also three required world language pedagogy courses, taught in English, creating a cohort of pre-service World Languages teachers. Our methodology courses include clinical hours earned at Unity Community Center in Normal, a program that has been a vital part of our Teacher Education program for over a decade and which has earned an ACTFL Global Engagement Award. Additionally, several of our faculty members are involved with ISU's National Center for Urban Education and a number of our courses include civic engagement components, often including work with Chicago Public Schools in the predominantly Latino immigrant neighborhoods of Little Village and Pilsen.

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master's programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a "Great Place to Work" by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Required Qualifications

1. MA or Ph.D. in World Languages Pedagogy or related fields
2. Minimum 2 years of work experience in middle and/or high school
3. Native/Superior or Advanced proficiency in Spanish
4. Exceptional Interpersonal Skills, effective oral and written communication skills
5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Desired Qualifications

1. Familiarity with Illinois school districts and schools
2. Knowledge of French, German, and/or teaching heritage language learners
3. Familiarity with Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards

Work Hours


Proposed Starting Date


Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Cover letter, CV, names and contact information for 3 academic and/or professional references

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Contact Information for Applicants

Lexi Marquez

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at . The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 years
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