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Assistant Professor, TESOL/Applied Linguistics

University of Northern Iowa
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Assistant Professor, TESOL/Applied Linguistics 

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences- Department of Language and Literature seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics. This position will be responsible for teaching courses in TESOL Practicum for students seeking K-12 licensure, language teaching methodology, technology in language education, and core linguistics classes. Duties also include evaluating instructional materials and observing pre-service teaching in the K-12 classroom setting.
 
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
 
Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in TESOL, Second Language Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or related field required by time of appointment.
 
The required qualifications include experience teaching ESL/SFL in a K-12 setting; knowledge of current TESOL/Foreign Language Pedagogies; use of technology-enhanced learning tools; and active research agenda in TESOL or Applied Linguistics.
 
Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating commitment to school/department service and community engagement; previous university-level teaching experience in education-related courses related to TESOL or applied linguistics; specialization in one or more of the following areas: sociolinguistics/pragmatics, language assessment, technology-integrated teaching and learning; knowledge of assessment practices; experience working with diverse populations; and advanced speaking and writing proficiency in a second language.
 
Applications received by November 26, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Elizabeth Zwanziger, search chair, at Elizabeth.Zwanziger@uni.edu or 319-273-2858. Pre-employment background checks required.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
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