Assistant Professor in Second Language Acquisition

Lexington, KY
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Second Language Acquisition to begin August 2017. 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 must have a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition by the time the appointment begins.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program on some aspect of SLA and teaching Chinese language courses. Superior proficiency on the ACTFL scale on the basis of an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is required. 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.

Applicants should submit five documents: 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.

Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Second Language Acquisition

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8E660:Modern & Classical Languages

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition

Required Related Experience


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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
  5. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents


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