College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Department of Linguistics -Teaching Assistant Professor-Engli

ESL & TESL Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Teaching Assistant Professor working in the service ESL and MATESL program for the academic year 2017-2018. Renewal of the position is contingent on student enrollment, strong performance reviews and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will teach in both the service ESL and MATESL programs. In the MATESL program, the candidate will be involved in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, supervision of MA and PhD research, maintaining an active research agenda, mentoring of students, and engaging in service activities appropriate to academic rank. In the service ESL program, the individual will serve as Coordinator of ESL Pronunciation and International Teaching Assistant (ITA) courses. Responsibilities include teaching classes, grading student assignments, developing instructional materials, holding office hours, and assisting in student placement, program and curricular development, and instructor training.

Target starting date is August 16, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related area and an MA in TESL or an equivalent degree is required with the completion date of the PhD not later than August 1, 2017. Candidates must have experience teaching pronunciation in an ESL/EFL context and have experience in meeting the needs of ITAs.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

Experience in teaching Pedagogical Phonology for ESL/EFL teachers;

Experience in program coordination;

Evidence of continuing professional development;

Experience mentoring TAs;

Experience related to language teaching with technology;

Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching, ideally via course evaluations.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and submit your application materials: letter of application, CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi, assignments, and other teaching materials; a research narrative describing current and future research agenda; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically within a few days of application submission. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received no later than June 30, 2017. Letters of reference must be received no later than July 7, 2017. The department highly recommends that complete applications be submitted prior to June 30, 2017 to ensure that referees have enough time to submit their letters of recommendation. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Science
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Department of Linguistics -Teaching Assistant Professor-English as a Second Language (ESL) (F1700063)
Open Date: 06/13/2017
Organization Name: Linguistics


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