LCC International University invites applications for the position of promotion-track, full-time faculty position (open rank) in TESOL/Applied Linguistics to begin in fall semester 2021. The position involves teaching courses within the English department, supervising senior thesis projects, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. Load is 4/4 equivalent, with load time potentially assigned for research and thesis advising. A modest research agenda is expected.
The University: LCC International University is a fully accredited liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. All instruction is in English and our 680 students come from 50 countries for an education from a Christian worldview.
The Department: The English Department offers the following degree program: BA in English Language and Literature, and MA in TESOL. The department also houses the PRIME program – an intensive English program for pre-university students, and also the ELI program which offers language programs for the local community. Because of the international nature of the student body, there is especially ample opportunity for research in the areas of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, writing instruction, and language acquisition.
Teaching BA level courses such as Second Language Acquisition, Language Assessment, Phonetics, TESOL Methods, and Research Methods;
Teaching academic writing courses;
Mentoring and advising students;
Supervising senior thesis projects;
Commitment to scholarship in an international setting.
PhD/ EdD in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or related field with at least three years of related work experience;
Demonstrated competence in teaching at the undergraduate level;
Demonstrated record of scholarship preferred;
Commitment to liberal arts education within the diverse international context of LCC
Demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching and learning from a Christian worldview
About LCC International University
LCC International University is an accredited, BA granting Christian liberal arts university located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the Baltic Sea. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC seeks to engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. Graduates are expected to be able to think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and rebuild the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.
We believe that LCC offers a unique missional experience to those who are interested in using the Christian liberal arts educational model and a relational campus community in engaging students in transformational education. The scope of this mission called LCC now extends to 50+ countries, as more than 70% of our students come from outside of Lithuania. In fact, we essentially offer an opportunity to affect lives in countries that would be very difficult to enter in other ways, countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, as well as Syria, Iraq, etc. As you are considering a possibilit...y of joining LCC, please note that the footprint of the opportunities extends far beyond the small country of Lithuania.
Our institutional research agenda extends from the themes of our institutional identity – Christian; cultural and linguistic diversity; relationally oriented community; conflict transformation; liberal arts – to the broad areas of our teaching and programming: Business, Communication, International Relations and Development, English, Psychology, and Theology.
LCC has a Research Center – the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing – which exemplifies some of research areas we highly value:
1. Migration, Economic Development & Flourishing Communities
2. Trauma, Relationships, Flourishing Individuals and Families
3. Textual Studies, Faith and Conceptions of Flourishing
Our research areas are broadly understood, and we seek additional research productivity to expand and enhance our agenda as we empower researchers and affiliate faculty in their individual areas of interest. To read more about research at LCC please visit this site - https://lcc.lt/research-at-lcc