WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY POTTER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, LINGUISTICS/TESL
The English Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applicants for one tenure-track position in Linguistics/TESL beginning August 2014.
Requirement Qualifications: Doctorate in appropriate area (i.e. Applied Linguistics, TESL, TESOL or English with an emphasis in TESL, TESL, or Applied Linguistics); demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Candidates must be willing to use classroom technologies and, on occasion, teach online. Candidate must also demonstrate interest in student engagement activities beyond the classroom, and show enthusiasm for working with public school teachers and managing and assessing ESL teacher education programs.
Responsibilities: Teaching English general education courses, undergraduate courses in language and linguistics, and graduate classes in language and linguistics; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in University and departmental service, notably ESL teacher education program outreach and assessment.
Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone screenings will begin in early December. Candidates should submit the following (electronic submissions are acceptable):
• Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
• Teaching philosophy statement
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• Copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies only required prior to on-campus interviews)
• Three recent letters of recommendation
Dr. Alex Poole Department of English
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086
Telephone: (270) 745-5780 Fax: (270) 745-2533
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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