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Job Announcement: Georgetown University

Applied Linguistics: Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, District of Columbia, USA


Employer: Georgetown University

http://linguistics.georgetown.edu/
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1516
Date Submitted: 03-Apr-2013
Job Description: Georgetown University’s Department of Linguistics invites applications from applied linguists for a three-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2013. We seek an energetic colleague to support and expand our current strengths in language assessment, program evaluation, and statistics. Additional expertise in any of the following three areas would be a plus: language education and teaching methodology, usage-based and cognitive linguistic approaches to second language acquisition, or technology in language learning. The successful candidate will bring a robust research agenda which complements the strengths of the applied linguistics program. S/he will teach two courses per semester and help mentor doctoral students. Resources include a conference travel budget and a research/teaching assistant. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree by the time of appointment.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Georgetown University is interested in applicants with experience and interest in 1) communities of color, 2) cultures other than their own, 3) culturally diverse groups, and 4) developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.

To apply, please submit the following materials as email attachments (pdf documents) to Dr. John M. Norris, chair of the search committee at the application email address below.

-Letter of application
-Academic Curriculum Vitae
-Electronic copies of 2 representative publications
-Names, addresses, and emails for 3 referees who are willing to write letters of recommendation (please do not request letters at this time)

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2013. However, because the appointment will begin on August 1st, we will begin reviewing applications on April 15th, so interested candidates are advised to get their applications in as soon as possible.
Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2013
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Dr. John M.  Norris
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