Assistant Professor - Second Language Studies

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Germanic Studies - College of Liberal Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: University of Texas-Department of Germanic Studies-Austin, Texas 78712
Open: Sep 29, 2017 • Close: Nov 15, 2017

Assistant Professor--Second Language Studies

The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Second Language Studies, preferably with several years of experience, who will be responsible for the coordination of the lower-division German language program and associated TA training.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in any area of Germanic Studies (including Education).
The successful candidate will maintain an active research and publication program in any area related, but not limited to language acquisition, teaching and learning (linguistic based or culturally grounded), educational policy, assessment, or various cultural pedagogies (digital, transcultural, inclusive, alternate, etc.). The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, as a mentor, research supervisor, and curriculum developer and the ability to supervise and mentor teaching assistants at a large research university with an increasingly diverse student body. Important qualifications are the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate curricular shifts, the ability to engage in department assessment activities, the ability to supervise theses and dissertations on Second Language Studies topics, including research design, and a broad engagement in the life of the department.

Application Instructions
Please submit a letter of application including research plans, a CV, three confidential professional letters of reference, and graduate transcripts. The application deadline is November 15, 2017. Interviews will be held via Skype. Ph.D. in hand by August 2018, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in any area of Germanic Studies (including Education), native or near-native fluency in German and English, evidence of teaching excellence at the college level, and evidence of research excellence.

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