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Job Announcement: University of Mississippi

Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition: Visiting Professor, University of Mississippi, Mississippi, USA

Employer: University of Mississippi
Modern Languages
Job Location: Mississippi, USA
Title: Visiting Croft Assistant Professor
Rank: Visiting Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Spanish
LL Issue: 25.465
Date Submitted: 27-Jan-2014
Job Description: The Department of Modern Languages (http://modernlanguages.olemiss.edu/) and the Croft Institute for International Studies (http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/) at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a one-year Visiting Croft Assistant Professor of Spanish.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. with specialization in applied linguistics, second-language acquisition or language pedagogy at the time of appointment and will demonstrate native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish, excellence in teaching and familiarity with ACTFL Guidelines.

Duties will include teaching a mix of upper-level classes for both Croft students in Spanish and students taking regular courses in the Department of Modern Languages that include courses in Spanish language, Spanish linguistics and/or the candidate’s area of expertise.

The appointment will begin in August 2014 and will be for nine months. Follow the on-line application procedure at (https://jobs.olemiss.edu/) and attach your cover letter, CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor John Gutiérrez, chair of the search committee, at the contact email below.

Applications will be received until an adequate pool of candidates has been established or until the position is filled. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title X/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/
Contact Information: Professor John  Gutiérrez
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