Posting Details

Posting Number F00754
Position Title Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)
Position Number F00331
Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $49,600 – $67,400 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Employee Category Faculty-CAT I
Department Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
EClass Code Full Time Faculty-Def Pay
Position Summary

The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty position within the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD) program. MSU Denver is a Hispanic Serving Institution located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

“The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares people who will Teach, Lead, and Transform.” MSU Denver’s School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. We provide an intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination.

We acknowledge the present and historical systems of oppression and marginalization that permeate all levels of society and believe these structures of power and privilege need to be deeply understood by all members of our SOE community. We are committed to actively dismantling these systems and barriers within our SOE.


A successful candidate must have the ability to effectively:

• Teach 12 semester hours of undergraduate and graduate CLD day and/or evening (with possible Saturday and optional summer) courses in the teacher preparation program.
• Teach courses in person (on campus), hybrid, or completely online format (synchronous and/or asynchronous)
• Teach courses which may include Foundations of CLD, Assessment of CLD Students, Second Language Acquisition, ESL Methods and Language and Literacy development for CLD Students
• Work collaboratively with schools and community agencies
• Work effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach CLD courses and design CLD curriculum
• Advise undergraduate and graduate students five scheduled hours per week
• Demonstrate the experience and commitment to meet the educational needs of students from diverse student populations including traditional, first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Latinx, adult, military, second career, second chance, concurrent high school/college students, and students with mental health, learning, or physical differences
• Supervise clinical experiences and/or student teachers
• Demonstrate commitment to teaching and advising, research, and service to the Department, School, University and professional community
• Develop and implement a research agenda that includes publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations at peer-reviewed professional conferences

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, Bilingual ESL Education, or related field, or ABD (all but dissertation) is required

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education/ Bilingual /ESL Education or related field
• Minimum of three years professional teaching experience in linguistically diverse settings
• Bilingual/biliterate proficiency in Spanish; (Bilingual Endorsement classes taught in Spanish)
• Professional experience working with children/youth, families, and communities in a variety of linguistically diverse settings
• Willingness to collaborate in partnerships with K-12 schools and community agencies
• Exhibit knowledge about issues in the field of culturally and linguistically diverse education
• Work with and committed to the educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse urban population, including first-generation, adult, working and other identity representations
• Work effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach CLD courses that will effectively support the success of all teachers

Posting date 10/20/2020
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 12/01/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by Dec. 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system,

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. References

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky
Talent Team Representative E-mail

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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