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LINGUIST List 19.3297

Thu Oct 30 2008

Jobs: Applied Ling: Asst Prof, The University of Texas at Arlington

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        1.    Colleen Fitzgerald, Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
Date: 29-Oct-2008
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <cmfitzuta.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Linguistics & TESOL
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://ling.uta.edu
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL


The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Texas at
Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor in TESOL, to begin in fall 2009.

Candidates will have a doctorate in Applied Linguistics or a closely
related field by the time of the appointment. Candidate should exhibit a
secondary area of expertise in one of the following areas:
psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, assessment, quantitative research
methods, computational linguistics, computer-assisted language learning
(CALL) or another area that complements the existing offerings of our
department. Candidate will be expected to cover courses in
methods/materials, second language acquisition, contrastive analysis and
related areas, as well as a practicum. Excellent opportunities for outreach
and service-learning exist in the linguistically diverse city of Arlington
and its surroundings. Candidates with prior experience in
outreach/service-learning are encouraged to provide supporting
documentation in this area.

The Department has a thriving PhD program, strong MA programs in
linguistics and in TESOL, and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Our graduate
student organization hosts an annual student conference. The Department is
also in the process of building its undergraduate offerings, which
currently includes a linguistics minor. The Department also includes the
English Language Institute, which offers intensive English instruction at
various levels. Successful candidates must demonstrate a coherent research
agenda, evidence of success and continued promise in publishing in this
area, ability to supervise graduate students, and ability to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly in areas of second
language pedagogy. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a doctoral, research-intensive
public institution of over 25,000 students located in the heart of the
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a region with excellent cultural, recreational
and entertainment facilities.

A letter of application describing teaching and research interests, current
curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and three letters of reference from
those most familiar with the applicant's work should be sent to the address
provided below.

For more information about the department, visit our website, or contact by
phone (817) 272-3133.

Review of the applicants will begin Dec 1, 2008 but will continue until
successful candidates are identified.

Preliminary interviews are planned for the 2009 LSA Annual Meeting in San
Francisco. We are also considering conducting phone interviews for
preliminary stages of this process.

This is a security sensitive position, and a criminal background check will
be conducted on finalists.

UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
TESOL Search Committee Chair
Department of Linguistics & TESOL
UT Arlington, Box 19559 -- Hammond Hall 403
Arlington, TX 76019-0559
Contact Information:
Dr. Jerold Edmondson
Email: j.edmondsonsbcglobal.net

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