The University of Pittsburgh Department of Linguistics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), specializing in applied linguistics and TESOL, beginning September 1, 2020.
Essential qualifications include:
*PhD in linguistics or applied linguistics by the time of appointment, or an allied field such as psychology or education.
*A research program, evidenced by a strong publication record, featuring a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
*Ability to teach one or more of the following courses: language assessment, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), teaching English across cultures.
*Evidence of connecting cutting-edge theory with practice in applied linguistics.
Desired qualifications-- applicants with one of more of the following will be ranked more highly:
*Expertise in language testing, language technology, or computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
*Expertise in corpus linguistics research methods (analysis using PRAAT or tools for corpus analysis of morpho-syntax)
*Expertise in a core area of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, or syntax.
*A TESOL research focus on speakers from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish).
*A research or teaching focus on TESOL professional practice that enhances language teaching, learning, or communication.
The department is excited about this opportunity to expand our expertise and build on our current strengths. For more on our Department, please visit www.linguistics.pitt.edu . Pittsburgh is consistently ranked one of the most livable cities in America, and the University has a commitment to providing world class research and computing facilities. Our close proximity to other highly active research communities (including Carnegie Mellon University, which is just across the street) also make Pitt an exciting and engaging place to work The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
This position is subject to budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin October 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration of applications will begin at that date, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
To apply, please visit: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/Mjgw . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, two to three writing samples (other than a dissertation), teaching evaluations (if available), a brief description of how your research, teaching or service (or all three) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names, affiliations, and email addresses for three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions for submitting their letters.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
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Internal Number: 19008164
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.