Job Announcement: Michigan State University
Discourse Analysis, L2 Pragmatics; Language Socialization: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Michigan State University
Linguistics and Languages
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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 benefitted 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, 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 (email@example.com).
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.
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
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