LINGUIST List 29.4390

Thu Nov 08 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>



Date: 07-Nov-2018
From: Luz Ramos <luz.ramos01utrgv.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Department: Writing & Language Studies
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: https://bit.ly/2RDOIRk
Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Theory and Practice of Teaching English as a Second Language


Description:

The Department of Writing and Language Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2019. Candidates with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (or closely related field) with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition or Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the English degree, teaching and supervising graduate students, conducting research, and carrying out service responsibilities.

The Department of Writing and Language Studies at UTRGV offers BA programs in English and Spanish in conjunction with the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies. It also offers MA programs in English (Rhetoric, Composition, Literacy Studies, and Linguistics), English as a Second Language, and Interdisciplinary Studies in English. The Department brings together linguistics, languages (including a wide variety of languages, such as French, German, Chinese, and Arabic), and rhetoric/composition.

UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field by time of hire; ABDs will be considered but degree must be conferred by 9-1-19; Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching; Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in research/scholarship.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Expertise in Second Language Acquisition and/or Theory and Practice of Teaching English as a Second Language

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to expertise in Second Language Acquisition and/or Teaching English as a Second Language (Theory and Practice), the academic concentration is open, but applicants with specialization in one or more of the following areas will be viewed favorably: teaching ESL/EFL pedagogic courses, multilingual/SLA or third language acquisition, or phonology and pronunciation. Further, the ideal candidate will have an interest in research related to/drawing from the linguistic resources of the Rio Grande Valley region and have experience in teaching diverse ESL/EFL student populations, graduate coursework in theoretical linguistics, and/or online course delivery.

Required Documents:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- List of 3 References
- Writing / Publication Sample

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/19386
Contact Information:
Chair Colin Charlton
Email: colin.charltonutrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-3441


Page Updated: 08-Nov-2018