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LINGUIST List 18.2972

Fri Oct 12 2007

Jobs: English & Computer-Assisted Instruction: Asst Prof, U of Arizona

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        1.    Christine Kiesel, English & Computer-Assisted Instruction: Asst Prof, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Message 1: English & Computer-Assisted Instruction: Asst Prof, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Date: 10-Oct-2007
From: Christine Kiesel <ckieselemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: English & Computer-Assisted Instruction: Asst Prof, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
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University or Organization: University of Arizona
Department: English
Web Address: http://english.arizona.edu/

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computer-Assisted Instruction

Required Language(s): English (eng)


This position is no longer available. Please refer to LINGUIST issue number 19.24
for the most current announcement from the University of Arizona.

The Program in English Language/Linguistics in the Department of English,
University of Arizona, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track
position of Assistant Professor in the field of computer-assisted English
as a Second Language instruction, to begin August 2008. The selected
candidate will teach courses in the MA/ESL degree program and in the
interdisciplinary PhD program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
(SLAT), as well as at the undergraduate level as appropriate. (All EL/L
faculty also serve in the SLAT program.) The individual selected will be
expected to conduct an active program of professional research and
publication, and contribute to the Department's commitment to University
and community service.

Given the strongly multicultural and multilingual nature of our program, we
hope to attract candidates with experience and interest in working with
diverse students, colleagues, and communities. We particularly encourage
applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The Department is
located within the College of Humanities, which also includes Africana
Studies and East Asian Studies, as well as other language departments. The
University of Arizona aims to be a Hispanic-serving institution, and the
English Department and the EL/L program seek to expand our work with
underrepresented cultures and under served constituencies.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:
- Evidence of effective, innovative, and theoretically informed teaching
- Demonstration of a highly promising trajectory in research and publication
- Expertise in current and emerging technologies (e.g. Web 2.0, Second
Life, CAVE, Statistical NLP) and best practices in the field of
computer-assisted instruction in ESL/EFL education
- Experience in the ESL/EFL field
- PhD by August 2008

Preferred qualifications:
- Familiarity with gaming and virtual reality technologies as applicable to
ESL/EFL education
- Familiarity with computer-based language analysis tools for use in
research and teaching
- Familiarity with computer-assisted instruction (local and/or remote) as
applied to other second or foreign languages
- Ability to teach a graduate course in language assessment and testing
- Proficiency in a second language
- International experience

For full details and the online application form, see the posting at
https://www.uacareertrack.com (cite job #39324). Include letter of
application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a
representative writing/publication sample in the online application. Please
send three letters of reference and a transcript of graduate coursework
directly to: Professor Rudolph Troike at the address given below.

Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2007 and continue
until the position is filled. Interviews with finalists will be by
telephone. For more information on the English Department and the EL/L and
SLAT programs, go to http://english.arizona.edu/.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/D/V.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Rudolph Troike
Chair, EL/L Search Committee, Department of English
P.O. Box 210067
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
Web Address for Applications: http://www.uacareertrack.com
Contact Information:
Professor Rudolph C. Troike
Email: rtroikeemail.arizona.edu
Phone: 520.621.1836
Fax: 520.621.7397

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