Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English as a Second Language (ESL)
Assistant Professor—Search 67615
College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Writing and Linguistics
The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English as a Second Language (ESL). This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.
Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.
Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics offers a B.A. degree in Writing with coursework in four areas: applied linguistics/linguistics, creative writing, professional and technical writing, and writing studies. In addition to the major, the Department also offers an online graduate certificate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, and minors in applied linguistics, linguistics, professional and technical writing, and writing. The Department is an active participant in the online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program housed in the College of Arts and Humanities, and the interdisciplinary MA and online graduate certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership. The Department also houses the First-Year Writing program and an ESL program that offers support for international and multilingual students in their academic pursuit at Georgia Southern University.
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Writing and Linguistics, the Assistant Professor of Linguistics and ESL will provide teaching (both online and face-to-face classes), research, and service. The ideal candidate will help to develop the undergraduate interdisciplinary concentration in Applied Linguistics and the online graduate certificate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, in addition to providing support for other Department programs and activities (which may include ESL and First-Year Writing). The position is a ten-month tenure-track appointment teaching three courses per term (six courses per year), and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching is available but not guaranteed.
Screening of applications begins November 4, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above as well as the applicant's teaching approach and research agenda; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Jinrong Li, Search Chair
Department of Writing and Linguistics
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
P. O. Box 8026 Statesboro GA 30460-8026
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/ or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.
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