LINGUIST List 23.4675

Thu Nov 08 2012

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

Date: 07-Nov-2012
From: Israel Sanz <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: West Chester University Department: Department of English Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in itsdiversity and student success. West Chester University is seekingapplicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of EnglishLinguistics, beginning late August 2013.

Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university'sundergraduate and graduate English linguistics curriculum by teaching avariety of linguistics-focused courses, including LIN/ENG230 "Introductionto Linguistics" and ENG331 "Structure of Modern English." Teachingfirst-year composition courses is also expected.

Requirements:Ph.D. in English Linguistics, in English with a specialization inLinguistics, or in Linguistics or any subfield of Linguistics with asignificant focus on the linguistics of English. Ph.D. must be in hand ordegree requirements completed by August 15, 2013. Evidence of strongresearch potential, effective teaching experience in linguistics andcomposition/writing, and experience with course development are alsorequired.

Preferences:Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrableability to teach within our English linguistics curriculum beyond theabove-mentioned required courses, in areas such as phonetics, history ofthe English language, English dialectology or sociolinguistics. Adocumentable TESOL-specific teaching background (either in TESOL courses orin the area of TESOL as a discipline) is also desirable. Because of theuniversity's commitment to expanding access, experience with ordemonstrable enthusiasm for alternative, non-classroom-based modes ofinstruction (ITV, online, hybrid, etc.) will be a plus for this position.

Application Materials:Please submit letter of application, C.V., a writing sample, three lettersof recommendation and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement ofteaching philosophy, a representative sample of student evaluations and aselection of original teaching materials from both linguistics andcomposition/writing courses, as well as evidence of the development ofnon-classroom-based courses if available) via the application website URLbelow. Initial screening of applicants will begin on November 19, 2012 andcontinue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully completean on-site interview, research presentation and teaching demonstration.References with contact information will be required prior to interview.

Located in the suburban Philadelphia area, WCU is one of the largestmembers of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and offershighly competitive pay and benefits. Since developing and sustaining adiverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategicPlan for Excellence, West Chester University is an Affirmative Action -Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. Alloffers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactorycompletion of pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

Application Deadline: 19-Nov-2012 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Israel Sanz Email:

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