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The University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Education (SOE) invites applications for a Part-Time Lecturer Temporary (non-tenure track) position to teach one online graduate level (2-3cr course) during the winter 2020 quarter. The appointment period is for 3 months: 12/16/19 – 3/15/20.

Course Description:

T EDUC 563 Cultural and Linguistic Contexts for Instructing English Language Learners:  Examines research on the social contexts of learning and teaching English as a second language. Analyzes multidisciplinary studies on culture in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language policy. Understands how educational environments impact second language learners' attitude and identities as well as teachers' instructional approaches. This is an online course.


  • Masters or doctorate in Education or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of bilingual education, multicultural education and sociolinguistics research, theory and practice
  • Experience working with multilingual/immigrant children, families, and communities.
  • Experience working in diverse k-12 educational settings
  • Commitment to social justice, anti-racist, and de-colonizing education
  • General understanding of how to use an online Learning Management System to instruct a full online course.

Application Instructions:

Open until filled but priority review date is November 15, 2019

Application materials are only accepted through the Interfolio system.
Click link to apply: Lecturer, Part-time Temporary - Master of Education, English Language Learner

Please be prepared to submit the following documents in pdf format:

  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages) that addresses: a brief summary of your background and experiences that highlight your qualifications to teach this course. The cover letter should also address how your teaching can contribute to the SOE mission and values which can be viewed in our conceptual framework on the School of Education website. 
  2. A current curriculum vitae minimally showing all degrees and certificate/licenses earned as well as any relevant employment and professional experience.
  3. A minimum of one (3 preferred) letter of recommendation that supports your interest and qualifications in teaching this course. The letter(s) of recommendation must be on letterhead, signed, and dated within the last year.

Persons who are offered employment at UW Tacoma must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. They also will be required to provide un-official transcripts for degree-verification purposes.

University and School of Education Background:
One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is a growing urban‐serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For information about UW Tacoma, please see our website: University of Washington Tacoma

The School of Education (SOE) at UW Tacoma is one of seven academic units on campus. The mission of our school is: “to prepare ethical and reflective educators who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism and promote diversity.” Central to our values are a commitment to promoting equity and social justice in our schools and society. More information about our conceptual framework, mission, and values is located on our website.

Interested in becoming a Part-Time Lecturer or Field Supervisor?

In accordance with UW's Faculty Code, all prospective part-time lecturers and teaching associates/field supervisors (hereinafter referred to as field supervisors) are required to submit materials and participate in a short interview led by a faculty review team (see below for instructions). Materials are then reviewed by the School of Education's voting-eligible faculty monthly, and a recommendation is sent to the Dean of the School. UW's Academic HR formally approves all hires. Per UW Policy, the successful completion of a criminal background check is also required before any appointment will be extended. More information will be provided when an appointment is offered to an applicant.

Please note: as we have limited course offerings and must prioritize the schedules of all full-time faculty to ensure they meet their contractual obligations to the university, we may not always have opportunities for all applicants who are approved by the faculty to teach courses or supervise candidates. To avoid conflicts of interest and because of our stucture of shared governance, the Dean of the School usually cannot meet with applicants before or during the review process.

Please do not submit materials outside of this system including to the Dean or individual faculty. Materials that are not submitted according to these instructions will be sent back to the applicant. 


The School of Education includes the following program areas:

  • Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Educational Administration Certification
  • M.Ed. for Practicing Teachers
  • Undergraduate Education Minors 
  • Teacher Certification Programs in Special Education, Secondary (Mathematics and Science), and TELL (Teaching English Learners.


Part-time lecturers may teach across all of our programs or just in one program. Field supervisors supervise candidates in these programs: Teacher Certification programs in K-8 Special Education, Secondary (Mathematics or Science), and K-8 TELL (Teaching English Language Learners), and Educational Administration certification (principal preparation).


Review the Application Instructions for an overview and list of required application materials.


Cindy Valerio, Director of Operations, email: valerioc@uw.edu, 253-692-4432 and Donna Braboy, Program Support Supervisor, email: donnap@uw.edu, 253-692-4431 will serve as your main points of contacts. They will send announcements, program and campus information, and send general communication by email throughout the quarter. Please feel free to contact them via phone or email if you have questions.