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Assistant Professor of TESOL

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Oct 29, 2022

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Professor / Lecturer
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Teacher Education
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The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures (MLL) at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position in TESOL with appointment to begin Fall 2023.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures seeks to create a faculty that represents the diversity of the university and our broader community. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. CSUF serves one of the largest student bodies in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, with an enrollment of over 40,000 students. The CSU is currently engaged in a directed multi-year initiative to improve graduation rates for all students with a particular focus on first-generation college students, low-socioeconomic students, Latinx, African American and Native American students. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects.

Duties include: teaching courses in the MS TESOL and Undergraduate TESOL Certificate Program, but primarily upper-division and graduate-level courses in L2 Methodology, Practicum, Pronunciation, Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition; and producing research commensurate with the requirements for tenure in their area of expertise. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester.  A reduced teaching load is provided for the first two years. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or a related field by the start of the appointment. Advanced ABDs considered. If ABD, please have your dissertation committee chair provide a letter indicating your progress to date and detailing a timeline to completion.
  • Specializations in L2 methodology, second language acquisition, pedagogical grammar, vocabulary acquisition, phonology, or teacher practicum
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Demonstrated potential for research
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students including international students
  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English

Preferred Qualifications
Additional background in areas such as service-learning, program administration, corpus linguistics, teaching abroad, K-12 teaching, international recruiting, grant writing, and online teaching.

A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for Job #518795, and provide the following required materials:

  • cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications and preferred (if applicable)
  • curriculum vitae
  • undergraduate and graduate transcripts (uploaded unofficial PDF copies)
  • research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research.
  • two or three writing samples (i.e., PDF copies of published or forthcoming articles, book chapters, or dissertation chapters.
  • teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries.
  • candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
  • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • a list of three references with relevant contact information
  • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Daniel Rueckert, MLL Department Search Committee Chair at, or call the MLL department at 657-278-3534.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by 11:59pm on October 1, 2022. The Search Committee will then begin reviewing applications and continue its review until the position is filled.

The College and Department
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures (MLL) offers diverse programs aimed at meeting the needs of today's students. We view language, culture, linguistics, and literature as integrally-related facets of the complex phenomenon of human communication, a process that helps us to understand ourselves, each other, our values, and our roles in a multicultural world.

Students interested in developing language and cultural competence find a variety of programs in Modern Languages & Literatures. Programs are designed for those who wish to pursue more advanced studies of language and literatures, as well as for the growing number of people who find the ability to communicate in other languages and sensitivity to other cultures important components of career preparation in the United States and abroad. Our programs help to prepare students for careers in education, government, non-profit organizations, social services, translation services, assessment, literature, and international business.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is engaged in several student retention projects and high-impact practices to support student graduation and success such as field research projects, collaborative faculty-student research; student participation in professional meetings; theater groups; mentoring of underrepresented graduate students, among others. We seek a colleague that can build off these efforts and contribute innovative practices and strategies for further promoting student success.

Additional Information

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

Advertised: Sep 14, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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