Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education (FLED)
Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA

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Nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education. Teaching language at all levels, as well as FLED courses at the upper-division and graduate levels. A willingness and ability to assume a leadership role in the coordination of one of the FLED programs in the department: BA in Modern Language and Culture, Alternative Teacher Preparation in Foreign Languages, or MAT in Chinese or Spanish. Native or near-native fluency in the language to be taught as well as in English. A record of successful P-12 teaching experience. Flexibility to engage in local travel as required to supervise student teachers and to teach in the evenings. Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
An earned doctorate in FLED or Linguistics with course work in teaching standards-based methods and experience in proficiency-based instruction and assessment.

Application Procedure:

All materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents to mpowel20@kennesaw.edu . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to guarantee consideration, applications must arrive on or before October 15, 2012. A complete application requires a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy and scholarship activity; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a current curriculum vitae; a list of five professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before employment at KSU).

Questions About Position Opening:
For questions about this position opening, contact Dr. Anja Bernardy: abernard@kennesaw.edu .

Date Position Available:

August 2013

Departmental/College Overview:
With 28 full-time and approximately 30 part-time faculty members, the DFL houses a B.A. degree program in Modern Language and Culture in three languages (French, German, Spanish) and four concentrations (Second language and culture, Teacher certification in foreign languages, Applied business, and Cross-disciplinary perspectives). In addition to offering Minors in the primary languages of the Modern Language and Culture major, we also offer Minors in Chinese Studies, Classical Studies, and Italian Studies, and we offer regular instruction in Hebrew, Latin, and Portuguese, and instruction in five other languages via the Critical Languages Program. Recently, the DFL launched an M.A.T. program in Chinese and Spanish, and the DFL offers a non-degree Alternative Teacher Preparation Program leading to certification in Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. Furthermore, as a distinctive characteristic, DFL faculty and students are engaged in the community and beyond including initiatives related to teaching-learning, service, and research, which are often facilitated via service-learning, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.

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