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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Applied Linguistics
Job Type



University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Position Number: 02303635


Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)


The Linguistics Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has research and teaching specializations in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We offer an undergraduate major, Master’s degree programs in Linguistics and in TESOL, and a doctoral degree program in Linguistics, as well as certificate programs for TESOL. We have several dedicated laboratories, with equipment for high-quality sound recordings, psycholinguistics experiments, ultrasound imaging and eye-tracking.


Job Summary


Pending final budgetary and administrative approval, the Department of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee seeks to hire an Assistant Visiting Professor in Linguistics for the 2022-2023 academic year. Duties include teaching four courses, two per semester, in the subject areas of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, bilingualism, and language and society. Additional duties include serving on departmental committees, coordinating relationships with local community agencies who teach adult learners of English, advising TESOL students in the MA and certificate programs, and advising doctoral students in areas of expertise.


Minimum Qualifications


• Ph.D. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or related field, with specialization in an area related to second language acquisition or TESOL, is required by the start date.

• Evidence of ability to teach university courses related to TESOL, bilingualism, and language and society


Preferred Qualifications


• Previous experience teaching English to adult learners

• Research specialization in TESOL practices and methodology

• Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, including publications in peer-reviewed journals

• Evidence of ability to teach university courses in general linguistics


Application Instructions


Applicants should submit a CV; cover letter with brief statements of teaching, research, and contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for two references.


In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether the applicant meets any of the qualifications, the applicant will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.


This is a continuous recruitment. Please note that the review of applications will begin on May 12, 2022. Applications received after May 11, 2022, may not receive consideration.


Application Notes


For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.


Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement


UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.


Reasonable Accommodations


UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.


Confidentiality of Applicant Materials


UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.


CBC and Reference Check Policy


Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)


For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.


Employment Authorization


In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Title and Total Compensation Project


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