Assistant Professor of English, Specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Tenure Track).
We invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, with specialization in teaching English to speakers of other languages. We seek to hire a person who will help us restructure content and delivery of a well-established TESL program. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in linguistics or related field with a focus and established research program that will support TESL teaching and learning. Teaching load is 3-2, focused at the graduate and senior undergraduate level; courses may include introductory and advanced linguistics courses, TESL methods, and linguistics for teachers.
Candidates’ areas of specialization should be relevant to preparing graduates to teach language arts and composition in a secondary education setting. A strong research program is prerequisite to positive third-year and tenure/promotion reviews.
* Ph.D. in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, with specialization in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
* Experience or other credentials in teaching language arts at the secondary level (including curriculum development and ESL education)
* High-quality publications and/or other demonstrated scholarship within area of specialization
* Demonstrated excellence in teaching
* Experience working with an level intensive English language program
* Excellent communication skills
Application review begins November 1, 2011, and will continue until the position has been filled. For primary consideration, we must receive initial materials by November 1. We plan to interview candidates at the MLA convention in Seattle in early January. Applicants who meet the required qualifications should apply online and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of 10-20 pages illustrating scholarly focus. Semifinalists will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts by mail to:
Gary Williams, Chair
University of Idaho
P. O. Box 441102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102