The Department of Linguistics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, invites applications for the full-time position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition, beginning August 2019. We are a dynamic Linguistics Department specializing in Applied Linguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a solid theoretical foundation. The department prepares students for professional jobs and advanced study in the field but specializes in training instructors in TESOL at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We seek candidates specializing in Second Language Acquisition, especially with regard to the socio-cultural aspects of language acquisition and the application of second language research to teacher education. Candidates who demonstrate evidence of innovative research, a strong potential to contribute to the department’s teaching mission, and highly advanced communication skills in spoken and written English are encouraged to apply. Duties of the position include teaching 4 to 5 undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Second Language Acquisition? conducting scholarly research? advising and mentoring students? and performing service.
The ideal candidate will be able to show evidence of innovative research in SLA and a strong record of publications in this area, evidence of seeking or securing external funding, as well as have the ability to successfully teach advanced level linguistics classes (to both domestic and international graduate and undergraduate students), including Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and Forensic Linguistics for an interdisciplinary Forensics Certificate. Consideration also given to candidates who have experience conducting research with students, and experience teaching language and/or pedagogy abroad.
Hold a PhD (or foreign educational equivalent) in Linguistics, specializing in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), or a closely related field.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which
includes health benefits, paid time off, retirement contributions, and education benefits for both the employee and their
Internal Number: 2016911F
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