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Assistant Professor-NT, Literacy, Reading and/or Bilingual/Multilingual Education or Policy-GSE

Recruitment Period

Open September 12th, 2019 through Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Literacy, Reading, and or Bilingual/Multilingual/Translingual Education or Policy. The expected start date is July 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and teaching experience in K-12, U.S. translingual contexts and a research focus on one or more of the following areas: language and literacy learning and development of translingual youth, emergent bilingual/biliteracy assessment, the intersection of language/literacy, culture, learning, and equity in the teaching and learning of emergent bilinguals, teacher learning in translingual contexts, the effects of language policies in the education of emergent bilinguals, critical inquiry in language and literacy studies, and new approaches that advance dynamic and nuanced conceptions of language.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach and advise doctoral students specializing in Language and Literacy studies within one of the GSE programmatic clusters: Learning Sciences and Human Development; Social Research Methodologies; Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender; or Policy, Politics, and Leadership. The successful candidate will contribute to either the GSE’s innovative M.A. or Ed.D. programs in educational leadership or to its teacher education programs (Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence or BE3). GSE faculty are also encouraged to teach in the School’s popular Undergraduate Minor in Education, the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI), or the doctoral program in leadership. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Graduate School of Education. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Basic qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program and completion of all requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in education, literacy, bilingual/bicultural education, learning sciences, language policy, or a related field. Experience teaching about language and literacy with a focus on translingual contexts and populations; teaching experience in K-12 U.S. educational settings, translingual contexts preferred; and experience working with and teaching diverse students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

An applicant’s evidence of excellence can be demonstrated in the forms of published or in press manuscripts in leading peer reviewed journals; exemplary chapters in edited books; outstanding letters from experts in the field; an exemplary research program to be accomplished in the next 5 years; and conference presentations or other forms of professional contributions indicative of strong participation in the research community. Writing samples will be requested from semifinalists.

Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. For more information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit

How to apply: Visit This recruitment will close at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on October 28, 2019.

Candidates should request letters of recommendation directly through our online application system. Please refer potential recommenders (even when recommenders use a third party for sending letters–i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: prior to submitting their letters. All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

Please direct questions to Lani Hunt: or 510-664-9984.

The University of California is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required