LINGUIST List 29.30

Tue Jan 02 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 02-Jan-2018
From: University of Notre Dame <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
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University or Organization: University of Notre Dame
Department: English as a New Language (ENL) program
Job Location: Indiana, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assist. Prof. Specialist- English as a New Language Program

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time faculty position with an intended start date of July 01, 2018 to support the work of the English as a New Language (ENL) program. The Alliance for Catholic Education is housed in the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame. The position includes significant teaching, delivery of professional development, research, and program development components.
English as a New Language (ENL) Program:
ENL employs a threefold approach which invites schools, leaders, and teachers to develop a deep understanding of the process of second language acquisition, employ research-based instructional strategies, and cultivate culturally sustaining classrooms in the context of the unique realities of Catholic schooling. ENL’s efforts are rooted in four main outreach efforts: formation of Hernandez Fellows through graduate level study, onsite and online professional development, resource creation and research (articles, podcasts, texts, webinars, publications, etc.), and two-way immersion school development. We are seeking a scholar who will embrace this mission with zeal and with the ability to navigate and advance these four outreach efforts.
ENL exists in the context of the larger Catholic School Advantage (CSA) initiative, the national movement committed to promoting the value and accessibility of a quality Catholic education among Church and school leaders, educators, and families. The work of the CSA is committed to embracing the universality of the Church by increasing Latino enrollment, educating culturally and linguistically diverse children through excellent academic formation, and empowering all Catholic school stakeholders through the celebration of faith, language, and culture. ENL faculty work closely with the broader CSA team. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Alliance for Catholic Education and its programs at
Competitive applicants will have relevant academic preparation and experience, including disciplinary background in English as a second/new language, English learners, language acquisition, first and second language literacy development, bilingual education, and cultural diversity in a K-12 setting. An advanced degree in education or a closely related field of study from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates who demonstrate a solid progress toward completion of an advanced degree by June 15, 2018. Preference will be given to terminal degrees.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit the following documents:
- a cover letter indicating the candidate’s background, credentials, and experience in the area of English as a second language / English learners / language acquisition, experiences in working with Catholic schools, as well as their research and teaching interests;
- curriculum vitae;
- 3 letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s proficiency in the content domain, teaching, research, and ability to work as a member of a team.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Katy Lichon

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