Assistant Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics

Newark, DE
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Location: Newark, DE

Tenure track position available September 1, 2017. Applications are welcome from candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas of second language acquisition: technology-enhanced learning, corpus linguistics, language policy and planning, language assessment and program evaluation, instruction and learning, study abroad, service-learning, language for specific purposes.

Candidates must have a completed PhD in Applied Linguistics at the time of appointment, commitment to an ongoing and productive research agenda, excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in both English and Spanish. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach Spanish language courses at all levels, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in applied linguistics (e.g. methods of teaching foreign languages, syllabus design, testing, etc.). Expected teaching load: 4 courses per year. The incumbent must also be prepared to serve in a leadership role as Chair of the Foreign Language Education Advisory Committee (FLEAC).


Candidates must have a completed PhD in Applied Linguistics at the time of appointment, commitment to an ongoing and productive research agenda, excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in both English and Spanish.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to create and upload: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement outline for research and teaching interests and how both contribute to interdisciplinary activities; 4) up to three examples of written scholarship; and 5) contact information for three references.. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be forwarded to Dr. Jorge Cubillos (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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ewark, DE 19716
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