MATESOL Faculty Position - Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

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MATESOL Faculty Position - Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Ref. No.: APLN-1-2018

About The American University in Cairo:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The MA in TESOL Program, Department of Applied Linguistics, anticipates one opening for a specialist to teach and do research in the area of SLA/TESOL, with expertise in the area of instructed SLA. Secondary focus would also be desirable in the area methodology in teaching English as a foreign/second language. Experience or interest in pragmatics, community-based learning and /or online learning would also be an asset. The position primarily involves teaching in the MATESOL program, and maintaining an active research agenda.


A PhD in hand in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field is required. Teaching experience is a must, with preference given to those with experience in training EFL/ESL teachers.

Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. It would be strongly desirable for the candidate to have experience teaching in a TESOL program. Responsibilities include graduate teaching; supervising master's theses; maintaining an active program of research and publications; and service to the Department and the University.

It is anticipated that this will be a five-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and is not tenure track. It will begin in September 2018. Renewal of an appointment depends upon institutional needs and the appointee's performance.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018. Position is open until filled. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in person or via teleconference shortly thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a letter of interest, b) a current CV, c) completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF), d) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress, e) a sample syllabus for a graduate or undergraduate SLA/TESOL course; and f) a teaching demo; and ) three letters of reference to be sent directly to: [email protected]

For information, please, direct any inquiries to: [email protected]

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Posted: 11/3/2017
Application Due: 3/19/2018
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