Lecturer - Teaching English as a Second Language

Classification Title:

Lecturer - Teaching English as a Second Language

Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month, renewable lecturer appointment in Teaching English as a Second language to begin August 16, 2018. We seek a colleague with a Ph.D./Ph.Ed. degree in TESL/TEFL, Second Language Acquisition, or closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) teach six TESL-related courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 2) perform administrative duties for the Undergraduate TESL Certificate Program (UTCP) and collaborate with the UTCP Coordinator to enhance the instructional qualities/opportunities of the program, 3) coordinate the graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, 4) mentor pre-service teachers in the internship, and 5) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. 

The Linguistics Department at the University of Florida is a vibrant and congenial unit consisting of 9 full-time faculty and 11 affiliated faculty in the departments of Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese; and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. We offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate minor in TESOL and a graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. We have faculty expertise in a wide range of linguistic subfields with specializations in language documentation, African linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and the core areas. UF Linguistics will be hosting the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) in Summer 2018. Please see our website, lin.ufl.edu, for more information about the department.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.  

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D./Ph.Ed. degree in TESL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or closely related field. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504797?lApplicationSubSourceID= and should include (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy along with a sample lesson plan, (3) a CV, (4) evidence of administrative experience, (5) the names and email addresses for three references, (6) representative teaching evaluations if available, and (7) representative publications if available. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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