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Assistant Director/Linguist and Oral Proficiency Program Director - World Languages and Cultures

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director/Linguist and Oral Proficiency Program Director– World Languages and Cultures

To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The institution has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status. We also encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of professional and personal paths. Each candidate is invited to discuss their unique pathway in their application materials.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a 10-month, non-tenure track, full-time Assistant Director/Linguist and Oral Proficiency Program Director position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences starting August 16, 2021 for the academic year 2021-2022.

The College of New Jersey seeks a linguist to teach three introductory and intermediate level linguistics courses per academic year and organize and manage our oral proficiency hour program in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Japanese. The linguist is also responsible for recruiting, training and supervising the oral proficiency hour student leaders each semester.

In the fall, the Introduction to Linguistics course will be taught (in English) on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:20pm. The spring teaching schedule has not yet been determined.

Applicants must have earned a M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Linguistics. Successful candidates must demonstrate near-native or higher fluency in English as well as in one or more of the oral proficiency hour languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian and Japanese). A strong grasp of current second language acquisition theories and related best practices is highly desirable. Although the linguistic specialization is open, the successful candidate will be a generalist with the ability to teach linguistics courses in English and in one or more of the five languages listed above. Courses might include sociolinguistics and/or historical linguistics, and/or phonetics/phonology. Preferred qualifications include prior experience teaching Linguistics and one or more of these languages at the college level, and/or in training new language teachers. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

To Apply

To apply, please upload the following items:

    Cover letter describing qualifications and teaching interests Curriculum vitae Statement of teaching philosophy, including how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into the candidate’s work as a teacher Evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample syllabi and student evaluations Unofficial graduate transcript Names and contact information for three references

We will request letters of reference after initial review. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply to the following link:  Final offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Any questions about the positions should be directed to Dr. Joseph Goebel Jr., Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at

About the Department of World Languages and Cultures

The Department of World Languages and Cultures has eleven tenure-line faculty members and thirteen full and part-time instructors teaching courses in language, culture, literature and linguistics in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. For more information about the department, visit

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective, public, primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our approximately 7,000 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative activity. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit

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