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Visiting Assistant Professor (or Instructor) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor working in the MATESL program for Spring, 2020. The successful candidate will teach in the MATESL program, where they will be involved in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants at the Visiting Assistant Professor level are also expected to have an active research agenda, mentor students, and engage in service activities appropriate to academic rank. Responsibilities include teaching 3 classes in areas such as TESL methodology, SLA, and English Grammar. Target starting date is January 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For those applying at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, a PhD in TESL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or a related area is required. For those applying at the Instructor level, an Master’s degree in one of those areas is required with ABD status preferred. A PhD in hand no later than December 31st, 2019 is preferred.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Candidates must have experience teaching English to non-native speakers of the language. Preference will be given to candidates with the following: Experience in teaching TESL-related pedagogy courses at the university level; Evidence of continuing professional development; 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 1-2 business 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 October 18, 2019. Letters of reference must be received no later than October 25, 2019. The department highly recommends that complete applications be submitted prior to October 18, 2019 to ensure that referees have enough time to submit their letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor-Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)- Department of Linguistics (123386) Organization Name:Linguistics




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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 11/3/2019
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