Postdoc Research Associate - English and Applied Linguistics
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of English at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a position as a postdoctoral scholar with cross-disciplinary skills and interests in linguistics, English language and literature, educational assessment, and learning analytics. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable for up to one additional year. The position has a negotiable start date of August 16, 2021. In addition to assisting with research, the successful applicant will teach two linguistics courses per academic year and contribute toward improving assessment for learning in a global online course.
The postdoctoral scholar will support a program of innovative research and development of online learning in humanities courses in which language and culture are core components. The current projects include innovative online tools providing support for graduate studentsâ research writing in English through the Graduate College, a survey of American literature to 1865 offered by the English Department, and two online courses offered to English language teachers internationally. Collaboration on assessment for learning in these projects will provide opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to contribute by
Providing diverse perspectives and expertise for creating innovations in online learning and formative assessment in support of student learning and the research program,
Managing data on learning in projects designated for research,
Supporting ongoing research and development for humanities learning through collaboration with faculty and graduate students.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Applications should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by August 16, 2021, as well as demonstrated cross-disciplinary interests and skills spanning linguistics, English language and literature, educational assessment, and learning analytics.
We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and interests in any of the following areas:
Online formative assessment
Natural language processing
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Language and culture learning through literature
Applicants from historically excluded groups in the United States and scholars from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position offers an annual salary of $53,000 plus benefits, some relocation costs, and a research fund.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
August 15, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application.
Review of applications will begin July 15th and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should prepare and submit:
1) A cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position and highlighting their relevant cross-disciplinary skills and interests
2) A curriculum vitae
3) A list of 3 references
4) A sample of their research writing
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.