FACULTY POSITION OPENINGS
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
The Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330
|Department: Linguistics/TESL, College of Humanities||Effective Date of Appointment: August 20, 2014 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)|
|Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track||Salary: 62,000 – 65,000|
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or an equivalent degree in a closely related field, with a specialization in methods of teaching English as a second/foreign language. Candidates must have the degree awarded prior to August 20, 2014. Experience as an ESL teacher in different settings or countries is required. Settings might be second language programs, foreign language programs, and TOEFL programs in universities abroad or for new immigrants and refugees.
Experience as a TESL instructor (training and educating ESL teachers) is highly desirable, and we are seeking candidates with experience teaching in at least three of the following areas of TESL: Research methods for applied linguistics; Second language acquisition; Structure of English for prospective ESL teachers; TESL methods (listening, speaking, reading, writing); TESL Practicum; Testing and Assessment in TESL; and Corpus Linguistics in ESL. We are particularly interested in candidates who are experienced in designing and teaching online TESL courses, and supervising other online TESL instructors. The ability to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in TESL and applied linguistics is desirable.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, a willingness to advise masters students, potential for successful research, publication in the field of specialization in TESL or applied linguistics, and other scholarly and professional activities are highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses and can expect to teach General Education courses, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in their field. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to working with a diverse student population.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute, through scholarly work and activity, to their chosen disciplines and to the University's commitment to teacher preparation and general education. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees and to advise students. The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units per semester, although reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development on a competitive basis. A willingness to teach evening classes is essential.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013. Please submit a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample (approx. 15-20 pages), and sample syllabi. The letter of application should include a brief statement of the candidate’s philosophy of teaching. Selected applicants will be interviewed by phone and/or teleconference.
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Ms. Reyna Kennedy
Department of Linguistics/TESL
18111 Nordhoff Street
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
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