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Assistant professor in TEFL at Bilkent U. in Ankara

Job title: Assistant Professor of TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Job Description:
The Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Bilkent University was established in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now firmly established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on research and on promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. We are now inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of TEFL for the 2013-2014 academic year. Area of specialization within the field of TEFL/Applied Linguistics is open, though applicants should be able to teach a variety of courses, from EFL methodology and curriculum development, to linguistics and testing. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with inferential statistics and SPSS. Duties include teaching three graduate courses per semester, supervising theses of 5-7 MA TEFL students, conducting research in the specialized area, and collaborating in the department work.

Requirements:
Preferred candidates will have an earned doctorate in TESOL/applied linguistics or a related field, graduate teaching and thesis advising experience, native or near-native fluency in English, publications in indexed journals as well as professional presentations in areas of expertise.

Institution Description:
Bilkent University - the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey - was founded on October 20, 1984, by Professor Ihsan Dogramaci, M.D., with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name "Bilkent" exemplifies this aim, since it is an acronym of "bilim kenti": Turkish for "city of learning and science." The University campus is located about 12 km. (10 miles) west of the center of Ankara, and covers an area of more than 500 hectares (1200 acres). Bilkent is an English-medium institution. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, including health insurance, access to research funding; on-campus housing, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Additional Information:
First screening of applicants will start on January 16, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Information about the M.A. TEFL Program is available at http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/academic/matefl/index.html.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents by email to julie@bilkent.edu.tr :
a) a current CV;
b) cover letter;
c) one-page description of research interests; and,
d) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress.

Please ask at least two referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to julie@bilkent.edu.tr