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Assistant Professor - Foreign Languages & Literature

North Carolina State University
United States
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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Posting Information

Posting NumberPG192093EP

Internal RecruitmentNo

Working TitleAssistant Professor - Foreign Languages & Literature

Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experience

Work ScheduleVaries; dependent on the needs of the department and courses taught

Job LocationRaleigh, NC

DepartmentForeign Languages And Literature

About the Department

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State provides students with a broad and intimate understanding of the rich and varied cultures of our globe-understanding that is built on solid competence of spoken and written skills in the language(s) you choose.

At the graduate level, the Department offers students the opportunity to major in the following programs of study leading to the B.A. degree: French, German Studies, and Spanish. Students who are eager to make teaching their career can pursue the B.A. Degree in French or Spanish Education. We also offer minors in the following: Arabic (through Middle Eastern Studies), Chinese, Classics (Greek and Latin), French, German Studies, Hindu/Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. In addition, we teach classes in Persian, Portuguese, and English as a second language.

At the graduate level, we have an M.A. program in Foreign Language and Literatures with two separate concentrations: one in French and one in Spanish. Each of the concentrations incorporates literature, linguistics, and culture courses.

To provide students with more possibilities for languages or levels that may not be taught at NC State, we are part of an inter-institutional collaboration with other schools in the UNC system through a system-wide Language Exchange, so that we may provide greater language opportunities for our students. You can find more information online at

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to begin on August 1, 2023. We are seeking a faculty member to continue to grow a graduate-level program with a TESOL concentration in teaching and research. This faculty member will also teach in our online, four-month long TESOL Certificate Program that prepares students to teach English abroad or at community colleges.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a rigorous research agenda, as well as to actively serve on department, college, and university committees. Duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to service and extension. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives at our university. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

This tenure track position carries a 2-2 course load and includes the following courses:FL 524 Linguistics for ESL ProfessionalsFL 527 Materials and Methods in Teaching English as a Second LanguageFL 541 Strategies and Curriculum Design in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageFL 675 Special Project in TESOL (Directing MA Culminating Projects)

Other Responsibilities

Additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and ExperiencePhD in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or other related fields with an emphasis on TESOL.

Other Required QualificationsProficiency in one or more languages other than EnglishActive in current English as a second and/or foreign language research and professional organizationsExpertise in teaching theories and a solid grounding in research methodology appropriate for directing research projects in TESOL.Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence, strong research and publication agenda.Ability to carry out an original research agenda in language acquisition or applied linguisticsStrong commitment to teaching are expected. Proficiency in more than one language.

Preferred QualificationsTeaching experience at the College or University level, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.Previous experience teaching English to Speakers of other Languages domestically or internationally.Interest and experience in online publication ( e.g., as a reviewer and/or (associate) editor); and Experience teaching online and developing asynchronous courses.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNo

Commercial Driver's License requiredNo

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date09/27/2022

Anticipated Close DateOpen until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Position Details

Position Number00109628

Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.0

Appointment9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?No

Department ID160401 - Foreign Languages And Literatu


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or . Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.#J-18808-Ljbffr#

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