LINGUIST List 26.5194

Thu Nov 19 2015

Jobs: Modified: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University at Albany

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 16-Nov-2015
From: Istvan Kecskes <>
Subject: Modified: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University at Albany, New York, USA
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University or Organization: University at Albany
Job Location: New York, USA
Job Title: Assistant Professor of TESOL/Second Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


The Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2016, at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of TESOL/Second Language Acquisition. We are looking for a scholar who conducts innovative research in the field of TESOL/Second Language Acquisition using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. Candidates should have a strong background in Second Language Acquisition, or Bilingualism and in TESOL Methods.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conducting research on TESOL/Second Language Acquisition and educational strategies to support for English Language Learners; Teaching courses at the doctoral and master’s levels in Second Language Acquisition and TESOL Methods; mentoring graduate students in the TESOL program and supervising doctoral dissertations; and providing service to the Department, School, University, and professional field as appropriate for the candidate’s level of experience. The successful candidate will develop a scholarly research program with the potential to attract external funding.


Qualifications include Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or related areas (Ph.D. must be completed by August 1, 2016). Expertise in Pragmatics, language learning with technology, or online teaching is a plus. Applicants must have a strong scholarly record, evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level in a culturally diverse context, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other partners.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following materials to the online application system (Interview Exchange):

- A letter of application describing their research program and teaching experience and philosophy,
- A current curriculum vitae, and
- Two representative reprints (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters).

The applicant should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Search Committee through Mr. Scott Lawson ( Inquiries about this search should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee Professor Istvan Kecskes at

Review of materials will begin January 20, 2016. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Istvan Kecskes

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