LINGUIST List 26.4875

Mon Nov 02 2015

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Nov-2015
From: Emily Thrush <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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University or Organization: University of Memphis
Department: English
Job Location: Tennessee, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-track Position in Applied Linguistics (ESL)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


The Department of English at the University of Memphis seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant level to begin Fall 2016 pending availability of funds.

The department offers degrees in English at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels with concentrations in linguistics and ESL at the undergraduate and Masters level, and Applied Linguistics at the doctoral level. Students may complete the M.A. online. The Applied Linguistics Program also offers a 15-credit-hour graduate certificate program in teaching English as a Second Language, conducts summer EFL institutes in Pilsen, the Czech Republic, and Alicante, Spain, and works closely with local school systems. There are possibilities for developing other international programs. See the department web site at for more information.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related area..
- Evidence of initial scholarly achievement and a clearly articulated research agenda pertinent to TESOL/Applied Linguistics.

Desirable Qualifications:

- Ability to teach a range of courses in second language acquisition, ESL/EFL teaching methodology, and general linguistics courses, including phonetics and phonology.
- Willingness and ability to teach online courses.
- Interest in writing grants, developing international programs, and conducting classroom-based research.
- Experience teaching at the university level.
- Experience related to computers and language learning and/or technology-enhanced research.
- Willingness to perform some administrative duties, such as advising, serving on committees, and developing curricula.
- Background in the theory and teaching of ESL, including K-12 environments and adult education.

Applications for the position must be submitted online. To apply, visit the application website below.

Through the online application process, candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest, a current CV, e-mail addresses for three references, and copies of college/university transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable during the application process). Finalists for the position will be asked to submit a writing sample.

Application is due December 1, and position may stay open until filled. The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Commmittee Chair, Professor Emily Thrush
Phone: 901.678.2651

Page Updated: 02-Nov-2015