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Job announcement - Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics/TESL, University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics/TESL

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of applied linguistics/TESL for the Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013 semesters, pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: listening & speaking, computer assisted language learning, second language acquisition, language and content-area instruction, assessment, language teacher education, research methods, sociolinguistics, or other related areas.

The department offers a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language, a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), a MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies with concentrations in bilingual education and bicultural studies, a graduate certificate in TESL, and a BA in Mexican American Studies. It also provides undergraduate and graduate programs for teacher certification as well as support courses for other programs in the University.

Responsibilities include: Teach 3 graduate and/or undergraduate TESL courses per semester, evaluate comprehensive examinations, supervise internships, and other responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Language & Literacy, Education or an appropriate discipline. University-level teaching experience. Evidence of research agenda in one of the areas listed above.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, proficiency in a language other than English, ESL/EFL teaching experience, experience advising graduate students, and evidence of publications in one or more of the areas outlined above.

Appointment is Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013, pending budgetary approval, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Teaching opportunities for Summer 2013 may be available.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a publication or writing sample, and names and contact information of three referees to Dr. Wayne E. Wright, Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, via the following e-mail address: For hire at the visiting assistant professor level, ABD candidates must have completed the doctorate by time of appointment. A review of applications will begin July 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.