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Lecturer (Applied Linguistics)

The University of Massachusetts Boston
South Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Applied Linguistics

Full time Non Tenure Track lecturer specialized in Multilingual Education and Teacher Education

The Applied Linguistics Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track Lecturer position starting September 1st, 2024. (

The lecturer will teach three graduate courses per semester and provide extensive service related to the ESL Licensure. (

Required Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree (or candidacy for a doctoral degree) in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Curriculum and Instruction, or similar field.
  • a minimum of five years of experience teaching ESL/ESOL/SEI;
  • a minimum of two years of graduate teaching experience;
  • documented good teaching;
  • an ability to combine theory and practice in classroom instruction;
  • experience working in K- 12 ELL instruction and/or teacher education for K- 12 ELL instructors;
  • experience providing professional development to pre-service and in-service teachers;
  • Knowledge of DESE regulations

Main Responsibilities

ESL Licensure Coordinator
  • Serves as liaison between the Department and DESE.
  • Regularly reviews DESE standards and requirements to ensure we are in compliance.
  • Seeks out, establishes and maintains relationships with partner schools/school districts to ensure our students have access to suitable placement opportunities.
  • Collects and reviews student applications for the Pre-Practicum or Practicum and secures site placements for students.
  • Plans and presents at least one Licensure information session per semester.
  • Maintains/updates the Licensure Handbook.
  • Serves as the primary advisor for all students who are seeking licensure endorsement through our department or for any CREATE grant students transitioning from the DL or ELD certificate programs to the MA/Licensure program.
  • Coordinates with the university's licensure endorsement officer in the CEHD Dean's office to ensure licensure endorsements are transmitted.

Pre-Practicum and Practicum Instructor and Site Observer
  • As Practicum and Pre-practicum Instructor, serves as liaison between the Department and local schools where our students do their ESL licensure internship.
  • Completes at least (3) site observations for each Practicum student at their teaching placement sites and one observation for each Pre-Practicum student.
  • provides detailed feedback and guidance to the student teacher.
  • Completes all the "Program Supervisor" sections of the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) form.

In addition to Pre-Practicum and Practicum, every semester, the lecturer will teach one course in ESL methodology or in multilingual education.

Application Instructions

We expect to invite applicants for interviews via teleconference. Please address any inquiries to Professor Corinne Etienne

To apply, please submit the following:
  • a cover letter that briefly explains the candidate's interest in and fit with the position.
  • a curriculum vitae.
  • a personal statement addressing the candidate's teaching experience and teaching philosophy.
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the teaching and academic credentials.
  • Candidates may also submit other evidence of teaching excellence, such as student letters, teaching awards, sample syllabi, or other relevant materials.

Application review will start July 21st and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact

UMass Boston is an urban public research university with a teaching soul, whose impact is both local and global. We are the third most diverse university in the country - more than 60% of our undergraduate students come from minoritized communities and groups and more than half of our students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Thus, our students come to us from richly diverse life experiences and backgrounds; they bring to our classrooms and research settings the robust range of perspectives growing out of the socio-cultural, economic, and historical contexts in which they have lived, along with the challenges they encounter, engage, and strive to overcome. We invite applications from candidates who engage the diverse life experiences of our student body, who appreciate that students bring their holistic selves into the academic setting, and who recognize and articulate how their own life experiences and backgrounds have shaped their journeys, practices, and commitments as researchers, scholars, and educators.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150.

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