Assistant Professor of Education

University of Washington

United States

Assistant Professor of Education

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Education

Organization: College of Education

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Multilingual Education

Position Details

Position Description


Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people), the College of Education at The University of Washington, Seattle, seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor in the area of Multilingual Education, to positively impact the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the educator workforce in the region to more authentically match the K-12 students we serve, and to prepare for the expansion of Washington’s Dual Language Education programs statewide. The position will carry the non-tenure rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and is a three-year, 9-month position at 100% FTE. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year. The base salary range for this position will be $7,889 - $8,445/per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a relocation incentive and a limited commitment of summer salary based on curricular need.


The COE Multilingual Education Assistant Teaching Professor will provide high-quality Bilingual, World Languages, and English Language Learner (ELL) instruction to teacher candidates within five Teacher Education pathways and undergraduate studies. The successful candidate will also work with Teacher Education leadership to expand the number of outstanding, highly qualified bi/multilingually endorsed teachers with particular attention on recruiting candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or multilingual speakers.


The Multilingual Education Assistant Teaching Professor will commit to and approach their activities with our mission in mind: As a public College of Education, we strive to transform inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies by engaging in dynamic, collaborative partnerships, practices and research. The position will be expected to anchor their work in an inclusive working and learning environment, center educational justice, and be culturally responsive, innovative, and collaborative while assessing current recruitment, application, selection and enrollment systems for equity and accessibility. Additionally, our future colleague will help us to identify ways to better serve applicants, students, and faculty while also following through on implementing changes and assessing subsequent progress. 


The Multilingual Education Assistant Teaching Professor will provide direct outreach to potential teacher candidates and will be responsible for cultivating relationships and working closely with tribal communities, organizations, and school districts that support individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or multilingual speakers. The Multilingual Education Assistant Teaching Professor will work in partnership with the COE Office of Student Services to contribute to College of Education diversity recruitment and retention strategies, and will coordinate efforts with UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the Office of Graduate Student Equity and Excellence (GSEE).


The Multilingual Education Assistant Teaching Professor will work In partnership with the Teacher Education Program (TEP) Directors and instructional teams (across five Teacher Education pathways) to ensure that teacher candidates seeking the Bilingual or ELL endorsements experience comprehensive preparation as multilingual educators both in coursework and in field placements. 



●      Provide high quality Multilingual instruction in undergraduate, graduate, and endorsement coursework.

●      Work with the TEP recruitment team and individual teacher education programs to plan, coordinate, promote, and recruit prospective Multilingual Education, Bilingual, and ELL teacher candidates

●      Assess current candidate recruitment and application processes to identify inequities and/or inaccessibility and to address barriers and strengthen recruitment and retention systems with particular attention on recruiting teacher education candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, multilingual speakers, and/or first generation college students;

●      Represent UW Seattle and the College of Education when interfacing with MLL Coalition, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Dual Language Steering Committee, and other related regional and statewide entities;

●      In coordination with program directors and Teacher Education personnel, take the lead in organizing, supporting and directly conducting application reviews and interviews for applicants seeking Bilingual and ELL endorsement;

●      Establish working relationships with school district partnerships such as the Academy for Rising Educators in Seattle Public Schools to facilitate certification and/or endorsement requirements for district employees (teachers of record and paraeducators), in conjunction with unions;  

●      With the TEP retention specialist and program leads, support teacher candidates after they are admitted to their respective MIT programs;

●      Expand evening Multilingual course offerings for in-service teachers; 

●      Coordinate expansion to a full-service Multilingual preparation program in all five Teacher Education pathways.


The UW College of Education, the nation’s 4th ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent learning experiences a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world challenges and closing opportunity gaps across educational contexts. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with over 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation including schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our college’s mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


To learn more about the University of Washington ( and the College of Education (, our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.




The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a relevant field or discipline by the date of the appointment, such as, but not limited to, curriculum and instruction or education, to include an endorsement or university-level coursework in bilingual education and/or English as an additional language, and at least three years’ experience as a bilingual language teacher, ELL teacher, or teacher of Multilingual students in a K-12 school




Applications should include:

  1. A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, and evidence of teaching experience;
  2. A one-page diversity statement describing your experience and commitment diversity, equity and inclusion and centering educational justice and cultivating an inclusive environment - especially for aspiring educators who may have experienced oppression and/or trauma in their own schooling experiences;
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide written references (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists);
  5. At least 2 examples of teaching materials that evidence ways you center educational justice (e.g., syllabi, assignments, practitioner article, short video clip or podcast - 5 minute maximum).


Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on or about September 16, 2024. Send queries about the position to Search Chair Dr. Stacey Hardin at


Search committee members include Dr. Teddi Beam-Conroy, Dr. Jamie Cho, Dr. Maggie Beneke, and Carnetha Mam (student representative).   


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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