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Job Announcement: Illinois State University

General Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Second Language Studies: Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, Illinois, USA

Employer: Illinois State University

Job Location: Illinois, USA
Title: Instructional Assistant Professor
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Second Language Studies
LL Issue: 24.1738
Date Submitted: 17-Apr-2013
Job Description: The Department of English at Illinois State University seeks to hire an instructional assistant professor with Ph.D. (required) in linguistics, second language studies, applied linguistics, or related area to teach courses in general linguistics, English grammar, and cross-cultural issues in second language studies. The contract will run from Aug. 16, 2013 to May 15, 2014. Teaching assignment is 3-3, with a 2-2 prep. load.

Please send copies of cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for three references to the application address or submit electronically to Professor Aaron Smith at the contact email address below by May 24, 2013. For inquiries about this position, please contact Professor Aaron Smith by contact email. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult our website.

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, encouraging diversity.
Application Deadline: 24-May-2013
Application Address: Jeanne  Merkle , Search Committee c/o
Illinois State University, English Dept.
Campus Box 4240
Normal   IL  61790
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Aaron  Smith
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