Boston University — Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Wheelock School of Education & Human Development

The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor in the area of TESOL, with specializations in second language acquisition, language testing/assessment, and/or TESOL teaching methods. The Department of Language and Education, in which this position will be housed, is a community of scholars and educators who embrace multilingualism and multiliteracies and who share an explicit commitment to combatting the deficit framing of racial and linguistic minorities. To that end, we are seeking a colleague whose scholarship and teaching carry a strong social justice mission; who can enhance our efforts to build equitable and just education environments for multilingual learners; who has emerging visibility in the field of TESOL; and who has a track record of effectively teaching graduate-level TESOL courses. Experience with program management and interest in taking on a leadership role within our TESOL Non-Licensure program are preferred.

This position begins July 1, 2020. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, especially with bilingual/multilingual proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or a related field
  • An active and coherent program of research in second language acquisition, language testing/assessment, and/or TESOL teaching methods.
  • Experience teaching TESOL courses at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International teaching experience
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency
  • Experience directing a language program or a teacher education program

The successful candidate will pursue a relevant program of research, build relationships with local communities of ESL educators and learners, and explore collaborative possibilities with other faculty in the College and at Boston University. This position will involve teaching existing teacher education courses, such as Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods in TESOL, and Structure of English, as well as developing new courses such as Testing and Assessment in TESOL. The successful candidate will also advise graduate students and collaborate with the current program director to further develop the TESOL Non-Licensure Program.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Yasuko Kanno,

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit application materials electronically to

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Recent Publications
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at the above-referenced site)

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.