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Job Announcement: Pennsylvania State University

Applied Linguistics: Senior Lecturer/Director of ITA Preparation Program, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Employer: Pennsylvania State University
Applied Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Rank: Senior Lecturer/Director of ITA Preparation Program
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Specialty: None
LL Issue: 23.4582
Date Submitted: 31-Oct-2012
Job Description: The Department of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University
seeks qualified applicants for a multi-year position as Senior Lecturer in
Applied Linguistics. The position begins in Fall 2013. The Senior Lecturer
will serve as Director of the university-wide International Teaching
Assistant (ITA) Preparation Program, train the graduate teaching assistants
who teach in this program, administer the English language proficiency exam
for ITAs, and coordinate the department’s research activities in the
academic socialization of ITAs. The Senior Lecturer will also be expected
to teach and to advise students in the Applied Linguistics MA/TESL and
Ph.D. degree programs.

Applicants should have substantial administrative and/or supervisory
experience in ITA program direction. Ph.D. in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or
related fields should be completed by time of appointment.

Review of dossiers will begin December 3, 2012; applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, CV, and
documentation of administrative/supervisory/teaching excellence to the
faculty search website below. Three confidential letters of recommendation
should be sent electronically to the application email address below.
Information about the Department of Applied Linguistics can be found at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in
accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative
action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Application URL: https://facultysearch.la.psu.edu/facSearchCollege/
Contact Information: Kendra  Rackovan
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