LINGUIST List 16.1063

Wed Apr 06 2005

Jobs: Applied Ling: Scholar/Asst Prof/Instructor, Turkey

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        1.    Betil Eroz, Applied Linguistics: Visiting Scholar/Asst Prof/Instructor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Visiting Scholar/Asst Prof/Instructor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: Betil Eroz <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Visiting Scholar/Asst Prof/Instructor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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University or Organization: Middle East Technical University
Job Rank: Visiting scholar/assistant professor/instructor
Specialty Areas:
Applied Linguistics;
Language Acquisition;
Required Language: English (ENG)


The Department of Foreign Languages Education, the School of Basic
English, and the Freshman Composition Program at Middle East Technical
University are accepting applications for assistant professor,
visiting professor, and instructor positions. Please see below for
detailed information about the positions as well as the application
and selection procedures.

Position 1 (code: FLE)
Details of position: The Department of Foreign Language Education is
accepting applications for full-time visiting assistant professor or
instructor positions who will teach courses in applied linguistics
with a special focus on second language acquisition, linguistics,
TESL/TEFL, and sociolinguistics. This one-year position has the
possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and the possibility of
becoming tenure-track depending on the qualifications of the
candidates. The applicants need to hold a PhD by the time of
appointment in applied linguistics, SLA or a closely related field.
Successful candidates should demonstrate a coherent research agenda
and a record of relevant publications.

Position 2 (code: SBE)
Details of position: The School of Basic English is seeking for
English instructors with native or near-native proficiency in English
to teach EFL courses to Turkish students. The applicants need to
hold an M.A. in TEFL/TESL, language education, or related field and
have at least 2 years of teaching experience. Applicants with only a
B.A. degree will be considered if they have at least 5 years of
EFL/ESL teaching experience.

Position 3 (code: FCP)
Details of position: The Freshman Composition Program is seeking for
full-time instructors with an M.A in English and/or writing to teach
freshman composition classes. The applicants need to have at least 2
years of experience in teaching writing. Experience in teaching
writing to ESL learners is a plus.

Benefits (for all positions): Health insurance (including dependants);
on-campus faculty accommodation (campus internet service and most
utilities included). Please visit us online at to
find out about the many facilities the campus has to offer.

Selection procedures: A representative from METU will be at the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (May 5-9) and the University
of Arizona, Tucson (May 15-18) to give information about the programs
and conduct interviews with the short-listed candidates. Candidates
for Position 1 (code: FLE) will also be asked to give 15-minute

How to apply: The deadline for applications is April 18, 2005, and
the starting date for the appointment is January 2, 2006. Please send
a letter of application stating qualifications, related experience,
and research and/or interests; complete curriculum vitae; and names
and contact information of three references as e-mail attachment to Make sure to indicate the code of the position you
are applying for in the Subject line of the e-mail. Candidates
selected to be interviewed will be notified by April 25th.

Contact information and inquiries about the position may be directed
toward Assistant Professor Betil Eroz.

Address for Applications:

Betil Eroz
Middle East Technical University
Faculty of Education
Ankara 06530

Application Deadline: 18-Apr-2005

Contact Information:

Asst. Prof. Betil Eroz, Search Committee Chair
Phone: (90) (312) 210-6497
Fax: (90) (312) 210-1256

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