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LINGUIST List 23.4675

Thu Nov 08 2012

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, West Chester University

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

Date: 07-Nov-2012
From: Israel Sanz <isanzsanchwcupa.edu>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: West Chester University
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/sch_cas.eng/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its
diversity and student success. West Chester University is seeking
applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English
Linguistics, beginning late August 2013.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university's
undergraduate and graduate English linguistics curriculum by teaching a
variety of linguistics-focused courses, including LIN/ENG230 "Introduction
to Linguistics" and ENG331 "Structure of Modern English." Teaching
first-year composition courses is also expected.

Requirements:
Ph.D. in English Linguistics, in English with a specialization in
Linguistics, or in Linguistics or any subfield of Linguistics with a
significant focus on the linguistics of English. Ph.D. must be in hand or
degree requirements completed by August 15, 2013. Evidence of strong
research potential, effective teaching experience in linguistics and
composition/writing, and experience with course development are also
required.

Preferences:
Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrable
ability to teach within our English linguistics curriculum beyond the
above-mentioned required courses, in areas such as phonetics, history of
the English language, English dialectology or sociolinguistics. A
documentable TESOL-specific teaching background (either in TESOL courses or
in the area of TESOL as a discipline) is also desirable. Because of the
university's commitment to expanding access, experience with or
demonstrable enthusiasm for alternative, non-classroom-based modes of
instruction (ITV, online, hybrid, etc.) will be a plus for this position.

Application Materials:
Please submit letter of application, C.V., a writing sample, three letters
of recommendation and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of
teaching philosophy, a representative sample of student evaluations and a
selection of original teaching materials from both linguistics and
composition/writing courses, as well as evidence of the development of
non-classroom-based courses if available) via the application website URL
below. Initial screening of applicants will begin on November 19, 2012 and
continue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully complete
an on-site interview, research presentation and teaching demonstration.
References with contact information will be required prior to interview.

Located in the suburban Philadelphia area, WCU is one of the largest
members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and offers
highly competitive pay and benefits. Since developing and sustaining a
diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic
Plan for Excellence, West Chester University is an Affirmative Action -
Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All
offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory
completion of pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

Application Deadline: 19-Nov-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://wcupa.peopleadmin.com
Contact Information:
Israel Sanz
Email: isanzsanchwcupa.edu

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