LINGUIST List 26.5487

Wed Dec 09 2015

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonology: Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 08-Dec-2015
From: Matthew Ciscel <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonology: Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA
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University or Organization: Central Connecticut State University
Department: English
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Phonology Position in Linguistics/TESOL

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonology


Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Phonologist position in the Linguistics and TESOL program within the English Department. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (normal load is 12 credits per semester), including introductory linguistics courses and graduate courses in Phonology and in Second Language Acquisition within our Master’s in TESOL program. The position also requires active scholarship and publication in the field, plus university and professional service. Candidates are expected to be committed to promoting multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition, with a primary specialization in phonology and a strong background in SLA
- Record of theoretically grounded research in phonology and/or applied linguistics
- Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

- Evidence of experience in both teaching ESL/EFL and training or supervising novice teachers of ESL/EFL
- Evidence of familiarity with TESOL in K-12 contexts
- Evidence of a solid foundation in theoretical linguistics, including syntax, phonology, and SLA theory

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 25 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 29, 2016. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To begin the application process, go to the application website below and electronically submit the following:

- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position;
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Unofficial transcripts for highest degree and any other relevant graduate degrees;
- One sample paper (published or unpublished) of recent research; and,
- Names and contact information for three references.

Additionally, please ask the three references to send letters of recommendation directly to the TESOL Coordinator, Dr. Ciscel, as e-mail attachments at the email address below. ABD candidates, please include a letter from your thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion in these three letters.

Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted (except for references). For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Ciscel, Professor and TESOL Coordinator, Department of English, at 860-832-2740 or Please make sure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

CCSU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline: 29-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Matthew Ciscel
Phone: (860) 832-2740

Page Updated: 09-Dec-2015