LINGUIST List 14.2523

Tue Sep 23 2003

Jobs: Applied Ling: Asst Prof, U/Texas--Pan American

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  1. schneiders, Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Texas--Pan American

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Texas--Pan American

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 04:04:20 +0000
From: schneiders <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Texas--Pan American

University or Organization: University of Texas--Pan American
Department: English
Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, ESL


Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, tenure track, beginning
fall, 2004. The teaching duties will consist of a combination of
linguistics and ESL theory and pedagogy courses, both at the
undergraduate and graduate level. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in
ESL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field by Fall 2004. The
successful candidate will have experience and knowledge working with
English language learners (ELL) at the public school level, as well as
experience teaching ESL/ELL in various environments

Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in
helping ELLs acquire literacy and other English language skills from
childhood through secondary levels (EC - 16). Theoretical preparation
and practical experience working with bilingualism and knowledge of
Spanish are also preferred. We are looking for a colleague who has
training and/or experience developing new programs and curricula for
such students. The department is expanding its reach into public
education of the Rio Grande Valley and expects to train public school
teachers in the Rio Grande Valley whose focus is to teach
children/adolescents ESL. Experience in and commitment to use of
technology for augmenting or conducting courses online is also

The Department of English has two dynamic graduate programs, an
M.A. in English and a Master of Arts in English as a Second
Language. The department has plans for a new M.F.A. in Creative
Writing and a Ph.D. in composition studies. Institutional and
departmental support for research is strong. The University of
Texas-Pan American serves the Rio Grande Valley, enrolls 15,000
students and is a member of the University of Texas System. UTPA is
located in one of the fastest growing areas in the country, in
semi-tropical South Texas, in close proximity to Mexico and the
beautiful beaches of South Padre Island. For more information, please
visit our web page ( ).

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send letter of
application discussing teaching experience and research interests,
C.V., three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate
transcripts to Professor Steven Schneider, Chair, English Department,
University of Texas-Pan American, 1201 West University Drive,
Edinburg, Texas 78541. Completed applications received by November 17
will have priority consideration. UTPA is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer. Note: This position is security-sensitive
and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the
employer to obtain criminal history record information. Texas law
requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English. Position F03/04-12

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Professor Steven Schneider
	English Department
	2001 W. University Drive
	Edinburg, TX 78541
	United States of America 
	Position is open until filled

Contact Information:
	Dr. Pamela Anderson-Mej´┐Żas
	Tel: 956 381 3426
	Fax: 956 381 3423
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