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LINGUIST List 16.2363

Wed Aug 10 2005

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Michigan State U

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        1.    Anna Davis, Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA


Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Date: 09-Aug-2005
From: Anna Davis <davisanmsu.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA


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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Second Language Studies Program
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Description:

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. (http://www.msu.edu/user/sls/) in the College
of Arts & Letters beginning August 16, 2006. Three of the positions are at
the rank of assistant professor (Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2006). The
fourth will be at the rank of associate professor or full professor. 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, 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)
computer-assisted language learning, 2) classroom-based research, 3) second
language acquisition (formal, psycholinguistic, cognitive or
sociolinguistic approaches) 4) and/or 4) second language
semantics/pragmatics. One position will focus on the acquisition of German
and one on the acquisition of Chinese.

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
(http://www.cogsci.msu.edu/), the Center for Language Education and
Research (CLEAR, http://clear.msu.edu) 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.
We welcome applicants whose research would especially benefit from
collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Applicants for all positions should submit: Updated CV, statement of
interest with specific mention of which of these research areas is
appropriate for the applicant's own background and future direction. This
should include a statement of research interests and a statement of
teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants for the senior-level position
should submit: Names, mail and email addresses of three references.
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
reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2005 and will continue
until all positions are filled.

Please have all materials sent to: Susan Gass, Director, Second Language
Studies Program, A-711 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, E. Lansing,
MI 48824-1027.

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

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

Address for Applications:

Professor Susan Gass
A-711 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI 48824
United States of America

Application Deadline: 07-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Professor Susan Gass
Email: gassmsu.edu
Phone: 517-432-1812
Fax: 517-353-9637
Website: http://www.msu.edu/user/sls


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