LINGUIST List 22.4780

Wed Nov 30 2011

Jobs: Second Lang Teaching & Acquisition: Asst/Assoc Prof, U of Oregon

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        1.     Eric Pederson , Second Language Teaching and Acquisition: Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Oregon, USA

Message 1: Second Language Teaching and Acquisition: Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Oregon, USA
Date: 29-Nov-2011
From: Eric Pederson <>
Subject: Second Language Teaching and Acquisition: Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: University of Oregon Department: Linguistics Job Location: Oregon, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


The Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon is seeking an assistantor associate professor with a specialization in second language acquisitionand/or teaching, beginning 16 September 2012. This position will be closelyassociated with our Language Teaching Specialization MA program with bothteaching and some administrative requirements in that program. This MAprogram attracts many international students, and prepares students forcareers in teaching any second/foreign language, including English, Swahili,Portuguese, Korean, Farsi, and several Native American languages. TheDepartment also offers core courses in the undergraduate Second LanguageAcquisition and Teaching Certificate program (, andcontains the American English Institute (, providingadditional opportunities for interaction with SLT faculty and students.

We seek a candidate with experience and demonstrated strength in second orforeign language teaching across proficiency levels and/or teaching settings,as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching andmentoring, including teacher education. Candidates should have establishedresearch in SLT and/or SLA, and should connect well with our internationaloutlook, emphasis on empirical research methodologies, experience inminority language preservation and revitalization, and other existing strengthsof our department. We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise anda strong record of research and publication in one or more of the followingareas: Applications of current research to language teaching methods, e.g.,testing and assessment, curriculum design, instructional technology;psycholinguistics or sociolinguistics of second language acquisition and/orbilingualism; endangered language revitalization; teaching and learning of lesscommonly taught languages.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active researchprofile and contribute to service requirements. Teaching expectations include:undergraduate courses in general linguistics and second languageteaching/acquisition; teacher preparation courses; graduate level courses inSLA/SLT, and development of other courses, including graduate seminars,plus mentoring graduate student research at MA and PhD levels. While thisappointment is wholly within Linguistics, there will be opportunity to interactwith faculty and students in allied departments and programs, e.g. languageteaching departments, Psychology, the Center for Applied Second LanguageStudies (, Northwest Indian Language Institute( and the World Languages Academy(

PhD in Second Language Acquisition/Teaching, Linguistics or related fieldrequired by September 16, 2012. Salary commensurate with qualifications.Applications only accepted via Include coverletter, research and teaching statements, representative publications, andnames and contact information for three references, including at least onewho can address your teaching. Letters of reference and teaching evaluationsare not required with the initial application.

Position open until filled. Review begins December 28, 2011. We will conductpreliminary interviews at the LSA in Portland, January 2012. The University ofOregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed tocultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning andworking environment.

Application Deadline: 28-Dec-2011 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Eric Pederson Email:

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