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LINGUIST List 17.2065

Sat Jul 15 2006

Jobs: Second Language Studies: Asst Prof, Michigan State U

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        1.    Susan Gass, Second Language Studies: Asst Prof, Michigan State University, MI, USA


Message 1: Second Language Studies: Asst Prof, Michigan State University, MI, USA
Date: 13-Jul-2006
From: Susan Gass <gassmsu.edu>
Subject: Second Language Studies: Asst Prof, Michigan State University, MI, USA


University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Second Language Studies
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Second Language Studies

Description:

Michigan State University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions at the
rank of assistant professor (Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2007) in second
language learning and teaching, especially to support its new Second
Language Studies Ph.D. program (http://www.msu.edu/user/sls/) in the
College of Arts & Letters beginning August 16, 2007. 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 linguistic and/or psycholinguistic orientations to second
language acquisition.

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,
* statement of research interests,
* writing sample,
* statement of teaching philosophy,
* three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2006 and will continue
until both 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.
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