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Assistant Teaching Professor

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience and credentials

Work Schedule:

Varies according to need

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

World Languages and Cultures

About the Department:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at NC State provides students with a broad and intimate understanding of the rich and varied cultures of our globe-understanding that is built on solid competence of spoken and written skills in the language(s) you choose.

At the graduate level, the Department offers students the opportunity to major in the following programs of study leading to the B.A. degree: Arabic Studies, Asian Language, French, German Studies, and Spanish. Students who are eager to make teaching their career can pursue the B.A. Degree in French or Spanish Education. We also offer minors in the following: Arabic
(through Middle Eastern Studies), Chinese, Classics (Greek and Latin), French, German Studies, Hindu/Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. In addition, we teach classes in Persian, Portuguese, and English as a second language.

At the graduate level, we have an M.A. program in World Languages and Cultures with three separate concentrations: one in French, one in Spanish and one in TESOL. Each of the concentrations incorporates literature, linguistics, and culture courses.

To provide students with more possibilities for languages or levels that may not be taught at NC State, we are part of an inter-institutional collaboration with other schools in the UNC system through a system-wide Language Exchange, so that we may provide greater language opportunities for our students. You can find more information online at

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) in NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with an emphasis on preparing/ developing teachers of English as a new or additional language both in the U.S. and abroad and teaching the Academic Writing and Research Course for international undergraduate students with an additional advisory role for Teaching Assistants. The faculty member will work in the TESOL programs, both undergraduate (pre­service and practicing teachers of ESL) and graduate (MA in TESOL). Potential courses the faculty member will teach include: Academic Writing and Research for International Students and Methods classes including Teaching Academic Writing to Multilingual Learners, Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language, among other courses. The faculty member should be proficient in using the Google suite.

Potential opportunities for the faculty member also include: creating new courses for the MA in TESOL program, supervising TESOL students in field experiences, mentoring and supervising MA students with their culminating projects, and serving as a member on committees. The faculty member will establish and maintain partnerships with local school districts and community based organizations by engaging in outreach activities such as facilitating professional development for teachers.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach in-person and online undergraduate courses in the TESOL section, both methods courses for pre-service and practicing teachers and English language classes for international students
  • Teach in-person and online graduate courses for MA in TESOL students
  • Advise undergraduate and master’s students
  • Supervise students in their field experiences in local schools and community-based organizations
  • Provide service and leadership to the program area, department,college, and university
  • Contribute to program design, development, and evaluation at the undergraduate and master’s levels
  • Participate in outreach and engagement activities, specifically for K-12 classrooms and community based organizations locally and across North Carolina
  • Recruit practicing teachers for ESL add-on program
  • Engage in scholarship focused on the teaching and learning of TESOL and other small research projects aligned with the aims of the position
  • Collaborate with faculty within the department, college, and across the university

Other Responsibilities:

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires doctoral degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the University level
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in TESOL, Linguistics, Bilingual/ ESL Education, or a related field, and at least three years of teaching experience in an academically oriented university, developing curricula and teaching materials preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable.
  • Experience with K-12 ESL or bilingual public school education as well as university-level ESL programs.
  • Strong cultural knowledge, both experiential and academic, and familiarity with research and academic literature on writing instruction and language acquisition.
  • Expertise in current teaching methodologies and curricula.
  • Overseas teaching experience a bonus.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach your Curriculum Vitae , cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

160401 - World Languages and Cultures


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