LINGUIST List 32.2020

Thu Jun 10 2021

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Post Doc, Iowa State University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 10-Jun-2021
From: Carol Chapelle <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Post Doc, Iowa State University, USA
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University or Organization: Iowa State University
Department: English
Job Location: Iowa, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc Research Associate - English and Applied Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of English at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a position as a postdoctoral scholar with cross-disciplinary skills and interests in linguistics, English language and literature, educational assessment, and learning analytics. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable for up to one additional year. The position has a negotiable start date of August 16, 2021. In addition to assisting with research, the successful applicant will teach two linguistics courses per academic year and contribute toward improving assessment for learning in a global online course.

The postdoctoral scholar will support a program of innovative research and development of online learning in humanities courses in which language and culture are core components. The current projects include innovative online tools providing support for graduate students’ research writing in English through the Graduate College, a survey of American literature to 1865 offered by the English Department, and two online courses offered to English language teachers internationally.

Collaboration on assessment for learning in these projects will provide opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to contribute by:
- Providing diverse perspectives and expertise for creating innovations in online learning and formative assessment in support of student learning and the research program,
- Managing data on learning in projects designated for research,
- Supporting ongoing research and development for humanities learning through collaboration with faculty and graduate students.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Applications should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by August 16, 2021, as well as demonstrated cross-disciplinary interests and skills spanning linguistics, English language and literature, educational assessment, and learning analytics.

Preferred Qualifications:
We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and interests in any of the following areas:
- Online formative assessment
- Natural language processing
- Data science
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Language and culture learning through literature

Applicants from historically excluded groups in the United States and scholars from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position offers an annual salary of $53,000 plus benefits, some relocation costs, and a research fund.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please visit the application link below and click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application.

Review of applications will begin July 15th and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should prepare and submit:
- A cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position and highlighting their relevant cross-disciplinary skills and interests
- A curriculum vitae
- A list of 3 references
- A sample of their research writing

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Carol Chapelle

Page Updated: 10-Jun-2021