University of Northern Iowa — Assistant Professor, TESOL / Applied Linguistics

University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Languages and Literatures seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics, beginning August 2017. Teaching responsibilities include courses in second language pedagogy, general linguistics, applied phonetics/phonology, and functional grammar for undergraduate and graduate TESOL majors. Areas of teaching and research include one or more of the following: second language acquisition and pedagogy, applied linguistics, ESL K-12 education, EFL education, and descriptive linguistics.

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Second Language Education, or related field required. The successful candidate will be proficient in application of technology to language teaching and have experience teaching K-12 ESL/EFL students and/or ESL/second language teachers. Additional requirements include demonstrated ability to teach full range of face-to-face and online courses in TESOL and applied linguistics with demonstrated ability to teach with technology. Experience in K-12 ESL/EFL teaching and/or ESL/second language teacher education, evidence of active research agenda, and superior proficiency (ACTFL scale)/native/bilingual proficiency (4+ or 5) in English required. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced proficiency (ACTFL scale)/limited working proficiency (ILR scale) in additional language and demonstrated commitment to department service and community engagement.

Applications received by November 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Pre-employment background checks required. Additional questions can be directed to Joyce Milambiling, search chair, at or by phone at (319) 273-6099.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres.

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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