Kentucky position (1)

There was a mistake in how applications should be submitted in the version of this job announcement I posted on Oct. 28. Please use this updated version.– Liang Luo

Open Rank Faculty in Second Language Acquisition

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position in Second Language Acquisition to begin August 2017. The position is pending final approval of funding. The level of the position is open and will be determined on the basis of the candidate’s qualifications. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition or in a related field by August 2017. We seek a candidate who has expertise in Chinese. Experience in teacher education is mandatory. Experience building international collaborative programs is a plus.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program on some aspect of SLA. The teaching load is 2/2; the candidate would contribute three courses a year to our teacher education programs (English as a Second Language and World Languages, including one dedicated to training international Masters’ students), and one course in the language of specialty or for department teaching assistants.

 We offer a competitive salary and health benefits package.

Interested applicants should apply online at:  Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), 4), writing sample, and 5) a teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 2) that must include: a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments; sample course syllabi; and representative teaching/course evaluations.  Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications will be acknowledged.  Deadline for the receipt of applications is 12 December 2016.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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