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Assistant Professor in SLA
Assistant Professor, with specialization in second language acquisition, two positions (position numbers 82418 and 82462), University of Hawai’i at Manoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, full-time, tenure track. The Department of Second Language Studies offers a BA, an MA and a PhD in Second Language Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. The University of Hawai’i is a Carnegie “very high research activity university” with a strong orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. The University supports interdisciplinary initiatives within and across departments and colleges and places high value on extramural funding.
Duties and responsibilities: The Department seeks to hire two faculty members at the assistant professor level in the area of second language acquisition to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of SLA, with opportunities to teach in other areas of the Department’s curriculum as appropriate.
Of particular interest are candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas:
- acquisition of SL phonology
- bilingualism in social and cognitive contexts
- cognitive, sociocultural, neurological and ecological perspectives in SL learning
- heritage language learners
- identity and SLA
- individual differences in SLA
- instructed SLA
- multilingual literacy development
- technology and SLA
- young learners.
Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in second language studies, applied linguistics, or closely related field by August 2012. Demonstrated ability to carry out research in the applicant’s major areas of specialization, as evidenced by publication.
Annual 9-month salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
To apply: Send cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement (including a list of courses taught), sample publications, and a summary of teaching evaluations. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by three recommenders. All application materials should be sent as email attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not specify position number; application for one implies application for both.
Dr. James D. Brown email@example.com
Dr. Graham Crookes firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: December 31, 2011
Conditional on availability of position and of funding. The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunities and affirmative action employer.