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FT Faculty Linguistics-TESOL

Employer
Linguistics Department
Location
84602, Provo
Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Date posted
May 6, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Brigham Young University's Linguistics Department is hiring for a full-time faculty position in Linguistics-TESOL. Required Degree: Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL or a related field.The required degree must be completed by the start date.

Experience:   

All Candidates must have:

-- Proficiency to teach courses in core areas of TESOL.  See course listings in associated programs:  https://catalog.byu.edu/programs/34640,  https://gradstudies.byu.edu/t-e-s-o-l-ma.

-- Dedication to innovative teaching focused on student growth and lifelong learning

-- Commitment to mentoring students effectively in and out of class.  Ability to contribute to TESOL thesis committees as a Reader and/or as a Chair.  

-- Willingness to support student faith through obvious commitment to the religious expectations of the sponsoring institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

-- Evident potential for or substantiated record of scholarly research and/or a well-defined research agenda.

Ideal candidates would have some of the following:

-- Keenness to collaborate with students on diverse research projects, both faculty-led and student-driven.   

-- Ability to bridge personal scholarship with other programs in the department.   

-- Mission-aligned scholarship that can be readily connected with BYU emphases on multilingualism, family, religion, human flourishing, and constitutional government. 

-- Experience teaching English as a second or foreign language in diverse contexts such as online English classes, refugee centers, foreign language schools, community English programs, intensive English programs, etc.

Duties/Expectations:  Under a 10-month contract, primary responsibilities will encompass:

-- Teaching six courses annually, predominantly within the TESOL minor, TESOL MA, and English Linguistics BA, but also possibly courses in the University's English Language Center and in other department programs (https://ling.byu.edu/all-programs).    

-- Continually updating and refining teaching and mentoring techniques with a commitment to engaging and educating learners effectively.   

-- Conducting original research and disseminating that research in reputable journals, books, or other scholarly outlets.   

-- Mentoring students in TESOL practices and research, presenting professionally, producing peer-reviewed articles for publication, and applying for funding.  

-- Supporting the mission of the English Language Center (https://elc.byu.edu) administratively and pedagogically.  

-- Contributing to other departmental or college duties, including student advising, thesis chairing, program coordination, committee service, and shared governance. 

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