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Job Announcement: Western Kentucky University

General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA


Employer: Western Kentucky University
www.wku.edu
www.wku.edu
Job Location: Kentucky, USA
Title: Assistant Professor, Linguistics/TESL
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.5121
Date Submitted: 06-Dec-2012
Job Description: The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for one tenure-track position in Linguistics/TESL beginning August 2013.

Requirement Qualifications:
Doctorate in appropriate area; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Candidates must be willing to use classroom technologies and on occasion to teach online, and must demonstrate interest in student engagement activities beyond the classroom. Candidates also must show enthusiasm for working with public school teachers and managing and assessing ESL teacher education programs.

Responsibilities:
Teaching English general education courses, undergraduate courses in language and linguistics, and graduate classes in language and linguistics; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in university and departmental service, notably ESL teacher education program outreach and assessment.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in late February. Candidates should submit the following (electronic submissions are acceptable):
- Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
- Teaching Philosophy statement
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies only required prior to on-campus interviews)
- Three recent letters of recommendation

Please submit application materials to Dr. Alex Poole at the application address below.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Address: Alex  Poole
Department of English
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11086
Bowling Green   KY  42101
USA 
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Alex  Poole
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Phone: (270) 745-5780 Fax: (270) 745-2533