The Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor in the area of TESOL, with specializations in second language acquisition, language testing/assessment, and/or TESOL teaching methods. The Department of Language and Education, in which this position will be housed, is a community of scholars and educators who embrace multilingualism and multiliteracies and who share an explicit commitment to combatting the deficit framing of racial and linguistic minorities. To that end, we are seeking a colleague whose scholarship and teaching carry a strong social justice mission; who can enhance our efforts to build equitable and just education environments for multilingual learners; who has emerging visibility in the field of TESOL; and who has a track record of effectively teaching graduate-level TESOL courses. Experience with program management and interest in taking on a leadership role within our TESOL Non-Licensure program are preferred. This position begins July 1, 2020. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, especially with bilingual/multilingual proficiency, are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Earned doctorate in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or a related field
An active and coherent program of research in second language acquisition, language testing/assessment, and/or TESOL teaching methods.
Experience teaching TESOL courses at the university level
International teaching experience
Bilingual or multilingual proficiency
Experience directing a language program or a teacher education program
The successful candidate will pursue a relevant program of research, build relationships with local communities of ESL educators and learners, and explore collaborative possibilities with other faculty in the College and at Boston University. This position will involve teaching existing teacher education courses, such as Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods in TESOL, and Structure of English, as well as developing new courses such as Testing and Assessment in TESOL. The successful candidate will also advise graduate students and collaborate with the current program director to further develop the TESOL Non-Licensure Program.
Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Yasuko Kanno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Cover letter describing how your teaching and research interests fit within the social justice mission of the Department of Language and Literacy Education and how you will contribute to our goals to build a community of language teachers who can work effectively with and advocate for linguistic and racial minority learners.
Current curriculum vitae
Two recent publications
Three letters of reference (to be submitted online by the reference writers at the above-mentioned site)
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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About Boston University
As one of the leaders in education and education reform in the nation, the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides comprehensive teacher preparation to students in more than 20 concentrations.
From its founding in 1918, Wheelock has pursued three missions: to educate and prepare professional teachers, administrators, and educators to accept leadership responsibilities throughout the world; to offer continuing educational opportunities that allow practicing teachers and administrators to make the very most of their talents; and to promote research and scholarship that elevate the quality of education. Continuous involvement in the surrounding community has made Wheelock faculty and students particularly effective teachers and learners who are sensitive and responsive to the circumstances and realities of schooling.