The English Department at Western Carolina University is seeking candidates for a 9-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated begin work date is January 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire. Position is primarily located on the main WCU Cullowhee, NC campus.
At a minimum, applicants must have a PhD with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) from an accredited institution by the beginning of the contract date. Candidates should have an established record of excellence in teaching and be prepared to offer courses in the department's undergraduate TESOL minor, online graduate certificate, and online MAT programs. They should also have a strong interest in developing courses that are part of the English department's forthcoming undergraduate BA curriculum revision, and the ability to teach existing courses in grammar and linguistics.
Competitive candidates will demonstrate a broad range of experiences and teaching skills, including but not limited to TESOL methods, P-12 education, multiple modalities, translanguaging, and educational linguistics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to responding to needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students and to issues of social justice, equity and diversity in education. Teaching load is 3/3.
PhD with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) from an accredited institution by the beginning of the contract date.
ABD considered, if completion is imminent. Degree must be in hand on/before anticipated begin work date of January 2022.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.
Applicants must include the following attachments:
A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an unofficial copy of your graduate transcripts, and a list of three professional references (with contact information, including phone numbers and email).
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Erin Callahan at email@example.com
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.