Assistant Professor of English, Specialization in Applied Linguistics (2 positions)
The applied linguistics faculty in the English Department at Northern Arizona University invite applications for two assistant professor tenure-eligible positions beginning in August 2021.
Position one: Primary teaching and research interests in corpus linguistics (especially with an emphasis on spoken and/or written registers).
Position two: Primary teaching and research interest in second language speech (especially with an emphasis on technology-enhanced language learning/teaching).
Responsibilities for both positions include teaching courses in the applied linguistics doctoral program, the MA-TESL program, and the English undergraduate program. Responsibilities also include doctoral student supervision; active research; student advising and mentoring; and department, college, university, and professional service.
- Ph.D. in applied linguistics or related field
- Primary research interest must be indicated as in either corpus linguistics (for position one), or in second language speech (for position two), as evidenced by dissertation, presentations, and publications.
- Two refereed publications in the research area
- Evidence of an established empirical research agenda in corpus linguistics (especially with an emphasis on spoken and/or written registers
- Evidence of computer programming skills
- Ability to teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in corpus linguistics, register analysis, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, English grammar, introduction to linguistics, research design/statistics, and computer programming for linguistic analysis
- Evidence of an established empirical research agenda in second language speech (especially with an emphasis on technology-enhanced language learning/teaching)
- Evidence of program development experience in technology-assisted pronunciation training
- Ability to teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in listening/speaking TESL methodologies, speech variation, applied phonology/phonetics, technology-enhanced language learning, programming for CALL applications, research design/statistics, introduction to linguistics, and/or assessment
For both positions, evidence of:
- The importance and impact of one’s research with respect to both quantity and quality
- Research published as single or first author
- Skill with quantitative methods and research design
- Submitted and awarded grant activity (specify whether internal or external)
- Ability to supervise doctoral students successfully
- Collaboration with graduate students on research, presentations, and publications
- Service to the profession
- Working relationships with people from a variety of culturally and racially diverse backgrounds
- Teaching effectiveness at both graduate and undergraduate levels
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605097, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
The online application must include:
- A cover letter addressing minimum qualifications and highlighting preferred qualifications (NOTE: you must specify which of the two positions you are applying for);
2) A curriculum vitae;
3) Names and contact information for three references;
4) Your two most important research articles;
5) A list of courses taught (titles, levels, locations and evidence of effectiveness).
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2020.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.