LINGUIST List 15.2561

Tue Sep 14 2004

Jobs: 2nd Lang Acquisition:Rank Open,Michigan State U

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  1. gass, Jobs: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, Michigan State U

Message 1: Jobs: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, Michigan State U

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 17:44:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: gass <>
Subject: Jobs: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, Michigan State U

University or Organization: MIchigan State University
Department: Second Language Studies Program
Rank of Job: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition


Michigan State University seeks to fill up to four tenure-track
positions in language learning and teaching, especially to support its
newly-approved Second Language Studies Ph.D. 
( in the College of Arts & Letters
beginning August 16, 2005. Three of the four positions are at the
rank of assistant professor (Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2005. The
fourth position will be a senior-level appointment. The successful
senior candidate will provide leadership in setting new research and
instructional directions for second language studies at Michigan State
University. Each candidate, depending on the background and research
specialties of the successful candidates, will be housed in one of
three departments: 1) French, Classics, and Italian, 2) Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (home of the MA
TESOL program), or 3) Spanish and Portuguese. We seek candidates with
primary interests in: 1) assessment, 2) computer-assisted language
learning, 3) classroom-based research, 4) second language reading, 5)
second language acquisition (formal or sociolinguistic approaches)
and/or 6) second language semantics/pragmatics.

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will become part of a
growing research community in second language studies and will take
advantage of research opportunities through the Cognitive Science
program (, the Center for Language
Education and Research (CLEAR, and related
Centers and initiatives.

Of particular interest are those candidates with experience or
interest in working with heritage language learners and those whose
major language interest area reflects the language areas of the
participating departments. Also of interest are candidates with major
language interest in Arabic, Chinese or German, although applicants
with other language interests, including English, are encouraged to
apply. We welcome applicants whose research would especially benefit
from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work

Applicants for all positions should submit: Statement of interest with
specific mention of which of these research areas is appropriate for
the applicants own background and future direction. This should
include a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching

In addition, applicants for the senior-level position should submit:
Names, mail and email addresses of three references and applicants for
the entry-level positions should submit: 1) Official transcript from
the institution granting the doctorate. 2) Up to two sample
publications or major conference presentations. 3) Three letters of

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2004 and will
continue until all positions are filled.

*Tenure system department will be determined based on individual's

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Persons
with disabilities may request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Professor Susan Gass
	Second Language Studies Program
	A-711 Wells Hall
	Michigan State University
	E. Lansing, MI 48824-1027
	United States of America 
	Applications are due by 29-Nov-2004

Contact Information:

	Susan Gass
	Tel: 517 432-1812
	Fax: 517 432-0473

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