SLA/Applied Linguist - Assistant Professor

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese ( at The University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Second Language Acquisition / Applied Linguistics with a focus on Heritage Languages. Candidates should have a strong background in linguistic theory and methods and should exhibit promise and/or evidence of a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates whose research has a focus on linguistic characteristics of second and/or heritage language varieties of Spanish. Usage-based approaches are valued.

Requirements: Ph.D. in (Hispanic) Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics or related field in hand at the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Job Description: The position entails a teaching load of 2/2 with undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring responsibilities. Teaching responsibility will also include the creation and development of undergraduate courses in Spanish as a Heritage Language. The successful candidate will produce a strong record of publications and will participate in a variety of service responsibilities as a faculty member. This position will start in August 2020.

For full consideration, your application must include your CV, cover letter, sample of a research paper, one-page statement describing research related goals, one-page statement describing teaching related goals geared toward heritage languages and one-page diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how the applicant has contributed to and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in the higher education setting. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters at a more advanced stage of the application process. Review of applications will begin November 15th and full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15th. The University of Colorado, Boulder is committed to achieving full equal opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity ensures all qualified applicants and employees are treated fairly and not discriminated against with regard to the individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status.

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