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Assistant or Associate Professor - Archive

Posting: 11477
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-04-23

University or Organization: University of Oregon

Department: Linguistics

Job Location: Oregon, USA

Web Address: http://logos.uoregon.edu/

Job Rank: Assistant  or Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Second language teaching and acquisition

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon is searching for an assistant or associate professor with a specialization in second language acquisition and/or teaching.  The position begins September 16, 2012.

This position will be most closely associated with the Department’s Language Teaching Specialization MA program with both teaching and some administrative requirements in that program.  One of the strengths of this MA program is that it attracts many international students, and prepares students for careers in teaching any second/foreign language, including English, Swahili, Portuguese, Korean, Farsi, and different Native American languages.  The Department also offers core courses in the undergraduate Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Certificate program (slat.uoregon.edu). The department also contains the American English Institute (aei.uoregon.edu),which provides additional opportunities for interaction with SLT faculty and students.

We seek a candidate who has experience and demonstrated strength in second or foreign language teaching across proficiency levels and/or teaching settings, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, including teacher education.  Candidates should have established research in SLT and/or SLA, and should connect well with our international outlook, our emphasis on empirical research methodologies, our experience in minority language preservation and revitalization, and the other existing strengths of our department.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and a strong record of research and publications in one or more of the following areas:

  • Applications of current research to language teaching methods, e.g., testing and assessment, curriculum design, instructional technology
  • The psycholinguistics or sociolinguistics of second language acquisition and/or bilingualism
  • Endangered language revitalization
  • Teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research profile and contribute to service requirements.  Teaching expectations include: undergraduate courses in general linguistics and second language teaching/acquisition; teacher preparation courses; graduate level courses in SLA/SLT,as well as the development of other courses, including graduate seminars in areas of specialization, plus mentoring of graduate student research at both the MA and PhD levels.  While this appointment is wholly within Linguistics, there will be considerable opportunity to interact with faculty and students in allied departments and programs,e.g., various language teaching departments, Psychology, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (http://casls.uoregon.edu/), the Northwest Indian Language Institute (http://pages.uoregon.edu/nwili/), and the World Languages Academy (http://wla.uoregon.edu/).

A Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition or Teaching, Linguistics or a related field is required by September 16, 2012.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Applications are only being accepted via http://academicjobsonline.org.  Applications should include a cover letter, research and teaching statements, representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references (including at least one reference from someone who can address your teaching).  Letters of reference and teaching evaluations will not be required with the initial application.

The position is open until filled.  Review date will begin December 28, 2011.  We expect to conduct some preliminary interviews at the LSA in Portland, January 2012.  The University of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Application Review Date: December 28, 2011 (But open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://academicjobsonline.org

Contact Information:  Professor Eric Pederson

Email: epederso@uoregon.edu