University of Maryland — Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition

The Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland, College Park is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition with Instructed Second Language Acquisition as one of the areas of specialization, and a solid background in empirical research beginning August, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester in the curricula for PhD and MA students and supervise graduate student research.

The Second Language Acquisition Program seeks a candidate with an innovative scholarly research agenda, a solid background in empirical research, a strong publication record, and a commitment to graduate education. Native or near-native proficiency in English is required. PhD in hand by August 1, 2022. Qualified candidates must demonstrate an ability and desire to work on collaborative projects in an interdisciplinary environment in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and a potential to attract outside funding. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

For full consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and supplemental documents: a sample syllabus for a graduate course, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and up to three writing samples—published or unpublished research papers, and provide the names and email addresses of three references. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at For best consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 21, 2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.