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Assistant Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics

Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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The Department of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor position, to start August 2024.

The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) program and undergraduate composition courses for matriculated international students; teaching responsibilities may include other courses in the department as well.

The Assistant Teaching Professor will also be expected to engage in service to the department and to the programs that they teach in, such as placement testing, attendance at meetings, and curricular development.

Other duties may include new course design and delivery, mentorship of practicum students, and coordination of professional development events for students and colleagues.

A Master's degree in TESOL or related field required; a doctorate in a related field welcome. Priority will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching ITA courses and composition to international or multilingual writing students, supporting international graduate students in pedagogical and disciplinary activities, and collaborating with colleagues on professional development initiatives.

This is a 36-week (two academic semesters, fall and spring), non-tenure-track, term appointment with the possibility of reappointment. Full-time Assistant Teaching Professors teach three courses per semester.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

The College of the Liberal Arts is committed to offering professional growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line faculty appointments. Information on faculty ranks and progression can be found at

Interested candidates must submit an online application and should upload the following application materials: (1) a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for two references, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

For information on the position, please contact Christine Igoe at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Visit our website for more information on our Applied Linguistics department.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.


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