LINGUIST List 13.2332

Tue Sep 17 2002

Jobs: Second Lang Acquisition: U of Calgary, Canada

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  1. dcwalker, Jobs: Second Lang Acquisition: U of Calgary, AB, Canada

Message 1: Jobs: Second Lang Acquisition: U of Calgary, AB, Canada

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:00:51 +0000
From: dcwalker <>
Subject: Jobs: Second Lang Acquisition: U of Calgary, AB, Canada

University or Organization: University of Calgary
Rank of Job: Rank Open
Specialty Areas Required: Applied Linguistics, Second Language
Required Language(s): French (FRN)/ German (GER)/ Italian (ITN)/
 Spanish (SPN)


University of Calgary
Faculty of Humanities

The Department of French, Italian and Spanish and the Department of
Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies at the University of Calgary
announce the opening, starting July 1, 2003, of two tenure-track
professorial positions in the general area of second-language
acquisition and pedagogy. One position will be at the senior level and
the other at the assistant professor level; one position requires
native or near-native fluency in French, Italian and/or Spanish, the
other in German. These positions are being created as part of the
major commitment by the Faculty of Humanities to the area of second
language learning and are being made in conjunction with the recently
created Language Research Centre.

Areas of research expertise can include all aspects of second-language
acquisition, but especially curricular and pedagogical design and the
application of new technologies in this learning.

The appointment at the senior level will include an initial secondment
(with teaching release for up to two half-course equivalents per
academic year) to the Language Research Centre. Among the duties
associated with this secondment will be the development of graduate
and post-degree continuous learning programmes in the area of language
learning as well as the crafting of externally fundable research
projects that are related to the mandate of the Research Centre.

Launched with the help of a grant from the Canada Foundation for
Innovation and another from the Alberta Science and Research
Investment Program, the Language Research Centre at the University of
Calgary is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Humanities and
Social Sciences with support from the Faculty of Education. It
conducts research in several key areas relevant to second-language
learning, including the use of technology in second language learning,
the connection between language and culture, the role of writing in
language acquisition, immersion education, government language
policies, minority languages, distance learning, and dialectology.

The requirements for both positions include a PhD or equivalent
degree. Of crucial importance is an active research programme in the
area of second language learning. For the senior position,
administrative experience along with a successful record in research
grant applications are core requirements.

Applications, to be received by November 15, 2002, should include a
cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, information concerning
teaching effectiveness and (for the junior appointment) transcripts
related to the candidate's graduate studies. Applicants should also
arrange for three confidential letters of reference or their placement
dossier to be received by that date. All material should be sent to
the address below.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Douglas Walker
 Associate Dean (Development and Research)
	Faculty of Humanities
	University of Calgary
	Faculty of Humanities, University of Calgary
	2500 University Drive NW
	Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
 Applications are due by 15-Nov-2002

Contact Information:
	Dr. Douglas Walker.
	Tel: 403-220-7121
	Fax: 403-284-0848

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