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Linguistics - TESL

Date 2016-09-20 20:09:40 Location : North America

State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Vacancy # 13011

Linguistics - TESL
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Humanities seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Linguistics with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics and TESL, conduct scholarly and applied research and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of TESL. Approximately half of the teaching load will be in general linguistics. Specific teaching assignments will depend on department needs.
The Linguistics Department offers a B.A. degree in linguistics with four options: Teaching English as a Second Language, General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Language Studies. It also offers an M.A. Degree in Linguistics and one with a TESL Option as well as a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Faculty in the department also teach less commonly taught languages, advanced level reading/writing courses designed for multilingual students, and General Education courses. Students may apply for teacher training opportunities at the American English Institute, the campus intensive English program.
Required Education: An earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution, in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or Second Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, or Second Language Studies with a research background in TESL and/or SLAT is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For continued employment in the tenure track position, the doctorate must be completed by 8/16/2018.

Required Experience: Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) A demonstrated record of excellence in publications, grants, and/or other scholarly activities; and
2) a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin by October 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an online application at jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing the required experience and preferred qualifications set out above, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) copies of recent scholarly publication(s) (if applicable), 4) a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted), and 5) names and contact information for three professional references. Semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed via Skype. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current original letters of recommendation—soft/electronic copies sent to the committee by the recommenders; and 2) official transcripts. For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Sean Fulop, Search Chair at: sfulop@csufresno.edu. Mailing address: Department of Linguistics PB92, California State University, Fresno 5245 N. Backer Ave. Fresno, CA 93740.

Other Requirements:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Necessary background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI and degree and license verification upon employment. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of these verifications. Full disclosure of all misdemeanors and felonies should be made in connection with this application.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.