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LINGUIST List 24.508

Tue Jan 29 2013

Jobs: French; Spanish; Applied Ling: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-Jan-2013
From: Dolores Wohland <dolores.wohlandualberta.ca>
Subject: French; Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Web Address: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110819532
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition; Pedagogy

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

University of Alberta
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Applied Linguistic Coordinator (French or Spanish)

Competition No. - A110819532.
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

This position has been previously posted; previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

The Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a position in Applied Linguistics at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, with a specialty in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy. The successful candidate will coordinate and administer an undergraduate language program (French or Spanish); supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants and sessional instructors; teach graduate seminars within the department’s Applied Linguistics program; and engage in research in second language acquisition and pedagogy. A PhD in Applied Linguistics, French Applied Linguistics or Spanish Applied Linguistics is required. Native or near-native proficiency in French or Spanish is required, along with demonstrated competence and experience in the administration of undergraduate language programs.

Applicants should have a strong cultural orientation to their professional activities and be open to collaboration with other disciplines. MLCS has applied linguists in French, German, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian who work in their respective language areas and in the cross-linguistic graduate program in Applied Linguistics (see http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~applling/). Applied Linguistics in MLCS encompasses not only second language acquisition and pedagogy but also sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

The University of Alberta, one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living. Established in 1908 as a board-governed public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the top five universities in Canada based on its strengths in teaching, research and service. The University of Alberta serves over 39,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).

Online applications including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (please submit under the Statement of Teaching/Research Interests attachment option), and a sample publication (please submit under the List of Publications attachment option) should be submitted as soon as possible for full consideration. Letters of reference should be directly emailed to the Department Secretary, Dolores Wohland at the contact email address below. Consideration of applications will commence on February 5, 2013, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Department Secretary, Dolores Wohland at the contact email address below.

Interested applicants may apply online at the application website address below.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Application Deadline:

Web Address for Applications: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110819532/
Contact Information:
Department Secretary Dolores Wohland
Email: dolores.wohlandualberta.ca

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