LINGUIST List 29.4637

Tue Nov 20 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 20-Nov-2018
From: de Bruin <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA
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University or Organization: University of Rhode Island
Department: Languages
Job Location: Rhode Island, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Applied (Socio) Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; SLA Language Pedagogy


The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (DOL) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics with the ability to teach at least one of the following languages:
- Chinese,
- French or
- Italian.

Of interest are candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of second language acquisition:
- Intercultural communication and competence,
- Intercultural competence assessment and program evaluation,
- Cultural competence for diplomacy.

Additionally, we seek a candidate with expertise in study abroad and the social aspects of language learning. The candidate should have a PhD or concentration in the areas of SLA/Applied Linguistics/Language Pedagogy with specialization in or record of academic publishing in one or more of the above-mentioned areas.

The successful candidate will provide critical support in teaching, research and service to the DOL and interdisciplinary programs, including the new International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) program. The candidate’s home department will be the DOL, which contains all the university’s language teaching programs and is a national leader in interdisciplinary language programs and long-term study abroad.

Teach undergraduate classes in candidate’s language(s) of specialization, content courses in English that contribute to foreign language proficiency and cultural competency requirements of the new ISD major. Develop curricula that integrates intercultural communicative competence across language programs. Coordinate efforts to develop intercultural-communicative-competence benchmarking across different language sections. Establish and maintain a solid research agenda; publish books and/or peer-reviewed scholarly manuscripts. Contribute through service to the missions of the DOL, the International Studies and Diplomacy program, the College and the University. Seek external funding where appropriate. Advise undergraduate students

Visit the URI jobs website at the application link provided below and view complete details for posting (F00116). Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:
- A cover letter that speaks specifically to our required and preferred qualifications, including how your research informs your teaching/instructional design (as one complete PDF document), and
- Curriculum Vitae, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete PDF document).

Application Deadline:
The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 31, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 31, 2018) may not be given full consideration.

Applications must be submitted online only.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
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