Director of the Weinberg College Language Resource Center

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The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for an advanced teaching-track continuing faculty (non-tenure eligible) position [the equivalent of Professor of Instruction at Northwestern] and inaugural Director of the Weinberg College Language Resource Center. This is a renewable, full-time, benefits eligible appointment to begin September 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the Weinberg College Language Departments or Programs and will serve for a renewable 3-year term as the inaugural Director of the Weinberg College Language Resource Center. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and extensive experience teaching a second language and/or linguistics at the university level as well as native or near-native command of a language other than English, and a professional-level of proficiency in English. The ideal candidate will also have strong administrative skills, thrive on collaboration and be able to establish relationships with other university units, as well as create and support exciting new initiatives on campus and beyond. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in second language acquisition and pedagogy, including a deep familiarity with current theories and methods of instruction, assessment, and technologies devoted to language acquisition and cultural learning at all levels and for a wide range of languages (both commonly and less-commonly taught).

Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, student course evaluations (minimum of 6 from different terms/courses if possible), three contacts for letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address excellence in teaching), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to program development and enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through teaching, administration, and/or research.

For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted online by November 15, 2022 through  https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTYyNw==. For further information, please contact Elena Lanza (e-lanza@northwestern.edu).

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at www.northwestern.edu/equal-opportunity-access/accommodation/disability.html.


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