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LINGUIST List 23.4278

Fri Oct 12 2012

Jobs: Discourse Analysis, L2 Pragmatics; Lang Socialization: Asst Prof, Michigan State U

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Oct-2012
From: Susan Gass <gassmsu.edu>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, L2 Pragmatics; Language Socialization: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Linguistics and Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://www.linglang.msu.edu
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Classroom-based Research, Language Socialization, Child L2 Learning


Description:

The Second Language Studies (SLS) Program at Michigan State University
(sls.msu.edu) invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the
Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2013 in the Department of
Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. SLS faculty
oversee and teach in an SLS Ph.D. program, an M.A. TESOL program and an ESL
endorsement program. The successful candidate must have expertise primarily
in qualitative research with additional experience in mixed-methods
research desirable. Preference will be given to candidates whose research
is in the area of L2 pragmatics, discourse analysis, classroom-based
research, language socialization and/or child L2 learning. Experience with
the use of technology as a means of knowledge dissemination in both
research and pedagogy is highly desired. The SLS program itself is located
in the College of Arts and Letters and is part of a vibrant language
community that has benefited from university support evidenced by the
newly established Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA
[celta.msu.edu]), an expanding Less Commonly Taught Language program, a
nationally-funded Language Resource Center (clear.msu.edu), and
world-renowned study abroad initiatives. A Ph.D. by 8/16/2013 is required.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2012 and will continue until
the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to
the Michigan State Human Resources web site (posting #6877):
http://jobs.msu.edu/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of
teaching philosophy, research plan, and current curriculum vitae as well as
the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be contacted
for a letter of recommendation. For more information contact Professor
Susan Gass, at the contact email address below or at the mailing address below.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans and persons with disabilities have the right to request and
receive reasonable accommodation.

Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2012
Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
B- 202 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA
Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1350085051569
Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Gass
Email: gassmsu.edu
Phone: 5173530800

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