Assistant Professor, TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Assistant Professor, TESOL and Applied Linguistics

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences - Department of Languages & Literatures seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics, beginning January 2021. Areas of teaching and research include one or more of the following: K-12 ELL education, second language acquisition and pedagogy, bilingual education, applied linguistics, and educational linguistics.

This position includes teaching courses in second language teaching methodology, TESOL methods (including a practicum for students seeking K-12 ELL licensure), and core applied linguistics courses; working extensively with pre-service teachers; and collaborating with local schools. Preferred duties include some teaching in our French or Spanish programs.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement.

Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in TESOL, ELL, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or a related field required by time of appointment.

Required qualifications include demonstrated U.S. or Canadian K-12 teaching experience with English language learners or in bilingual education; knowledge of current K-12 TESOL/ELL pedagogies; active research agenda in TESOL, ELL, bilingual education, applied linguistics, or related areas; and Native/Near-native proficiency in English.

Preferred qualifications include Native/Near-native proficiency in French or Spanish; experience teaching or ability to teach courses in French or Spanish; experience with immigrant/refugee communities, or other diverse populations; university-level teaching experience in education-related courses in TESOL, ELL, bilingual education, or applied linguistics with pre-service teachers; secondary or primary education licensure; experience teaching with technology and/or online courses; and commitment to community engagement and collaborative partnerships with local schools.

Applications received by September 1, 2020, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Juan Castillo at 319-273-6200 or Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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