LINGUIST List 21.4175

Wed Oct 20 2010

Jobs: Applied Ling or Second Language Acq: Director, Michigan State U

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        1.     Elva Hernandez , Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition: Director, Michigan State University, MI, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition: Director, Michigan State University, MI, USA
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: Elva Hernandez <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition: Director, Michigan State University, MI, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University Department: SPP/FCI Job Location: Michigan, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


The Department of Romance and Classical Languages at Michigan StateUniversity invites applications for Director of Language Programs in thetenure system (rank open). The language director will oversee the languagecourses in the department, engage in research, and teach two courses peryear. In addition, the Director will work with coordinators and willsupervise the training of fixed-term teaching faculty and teachingassistants.

The department, newly formed from the merger of the Departments of French,Classics and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese, is located in the Collegeof Arts and Letters and is part of a vibrant language community that hasbenefited from university support evidenced by the newly established Centerfor Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), an expanding Less CommonlyTaught Language programs, a recently created global studies in arts andhumanities major, world-renown study abroad initiatives and a strong SecondLanguage Studies doctoral program.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will become part of agrowing research community in second language studies ( seek a person with strong management skills and scholarly interest inlanguage teaching and learning, including the use of multi-media. Thesuccessful candidate must have near-native proficiency in one Romancelanguage and familiarity with another is desired. A Ph.D. is required,preferably with a specialization in applied linguistics or second languageacquisition. The application deadline is November 12, 2010. Send a coverletter, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, c.v., and contactinformation for at least three references to the address below.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committedto achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university activelyencourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,veterans and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 12-Nov-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Search Committee Chair, c/o Anne Violin-Wigent Department of Romance and Classical Languages 258 Old Horticulture Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1112 USA Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Elva Hernandez Email: Phone: 517-355-8352 Fax: 517-432-3844

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