LINGUIST List 25.4282

Tue Oct 28 2014

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 22-Oct-2014
From: Ellen Lipp <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, California, USA
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University or Organization: California State University, Fresno
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguistics TESL/SLAT

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Humanities seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Linguistics with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and/or Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of TESL/SLAT. Specific teaching assignments will depend on department needs.


The Linguistics Department offers a B.A. degree in linguistics with four options: Teaching English as a Second Language, General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Language Studies. It also offers an M.A. Degree in Linguistics and one with a TESL Option as well as a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Faculty in the department also teach less commonly taught languages, advanced level reading/writing courses designed for multilingual students, and General Education courses. Students may apply for teacher training opportunities at the American English Institute, the campus intensive English program.

Required Education

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics with a quantitative research background in TESL and/or SLAT is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by 8/16/2015.

Required Experience

Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

1) A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching
2) A demonstrated record of publications and/or grants and other scholarly activities

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at the application URL below and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) copies of recent scholarly publication(s), and 4) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation, and 2) official transcripts. For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Ellen Lipp, Search Chair (email below).

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2014 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Ellen Lipp

Page Updated: 28-Oct-2014