Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition

University of Maryland

United States

November 21, 2021

Description

Posting Details Position Number: 126738

Title: Assistant Professor Functional Title: Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures seeks to investigate and engage with the linguistic, cultural, cinematic, and literary worlds of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, as well as questions surrounding language learning itself. Its 15 units are organized into 6 Departments (East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Italian; Germanic Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Russian; Spanish and Portuguese) and three independent programs (Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Cinema and Media Studies; and Second Language Acquisition); 2 Centers (the Center for East Asian Studies; the Roshan Center for Persian Studies); the Language House Living-Learning Program, and the Summer Institute. To learn more about the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, please visit our website at: www. sllc.umd.edu.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland, College Park is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition with Instructed Second Language Acquisition as one of the areas of specialization, and a solid background in empirical research beginning August, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester in the curricula for PhD and MA students and supervise graduate student research.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Second Language Acquisition Program seeks a candidate with an innovative scholarly research agenda, a solid background in empirical research, a strong publication record, and a commitment to graduate education. Native or near- native proficiency in English is required. PhD in hand by August 1, 2022.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate an ability and desire to work on collaborative projects in an interdisciplinary environment in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and a potential to attract outside funding. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

Preferences:

PhD in hand by January 1, 2022

Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

For full consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, two supplemental documents—a sample syllabus for a graduate course (uploaded as supplemental document 1), and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity (uploaded as supplemental document 2); and up to three writing samples—published or unpublished research papers (uploaded as writing sample 1-3); and provide the names and email addresses of three references. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at https:// ejobs.umd.edu. For best consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 21, 2021. This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Posting Date: 10/05/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 11/21/2021 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Supplemental Document 1
  • Supplemental Document 2
  • Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample 2
  • Writing Sample 3
  • Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

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