LINGUIST List 25.4899

Thu Dec 04 2014

Support: English; Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Phonetics / USA

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <>

Date: 04-Dec-2014
From: Nathan Carter <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Phonetics: PhD (ABD) Student, Penn State University - Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, USA
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Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Penn State University - Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

Duties: Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics
ELL, Writing Instruction
Required Language(s): English (eng)


The English Program at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is offering a full-time one-year (with possibility of renewal for a second year) fellowship to teach basic ELL reading/composition and to work as writing support staff and tutor in cooperation with the ELL program and Learning Resource Center.

The successful candidate will be currently ABD.

Other Requirements:
The candidate should also possess:
- an MA in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or Foreign/Second Language Acquisition/Education;
- knowledge of research and/or graduate study in ESOL theory and practice;
- college-level ELL teaching;
- experience with multicultural studies and teaching/researching in multicultural settings.
Also, overseas teaching in multicultural settings is desired.
Candidates' fluency in at least one language other than English, along with a background in TESOL, TOEFL, or IELTS and digital writing instruction are also desired.

How to Apply:
We will begin reviewing applicants immediately. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), the contact information for three references (including someone who can speak directly to your teaching ability), and a brief overview of your research proposal (up to 20 pages) to the Pennsylvania State University jobs website. Official transcripts may be requested at a later date.
To apply, go to For campus location, choose "Penn State Erie, The Behrend College." For type of job, select "Academic." Then click update results. Select job #54757, Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Second Language Writing, and then select "Apply On-line." If you have never applied to a Penn State job before, you will need to create a new Friends of Penn State Account in order to upload the necessary documents.

Penn State Behrend, located in Erie, PA, is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State University. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, with an enrollment of over 4,100, Penn State Behrend offers its students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. For more information about the college and major, please visit our website (
For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Nathan Carter

Page Updated: 04-Dec-2014