Assistant Professor position in Applied Linguistics (ESL)

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAECC700
Advertised Title Assistant Professor position in Applied Linguistics (ESL)
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001442
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department English
Position Summary

The Department of English at the University of Memphis seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Linguistics (ESL) to begin Fall 2018.

The department offers degrees in English at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels with concentrations in linguistics and ESL at the undergraduate and Masters level and Applied Linguistics at the doctoral level. Students may complete the M.A. online. The Applied Linguistics Program also offers a 15-credit-hour graduate certificate program in teaching English as a Second Language, conducts summer EFL institutes in Pilsen, the Czech Republic, and Alicante, Spain, and works closely with local school systems. There are possibilities for developing other international programs. See the department web site at for more information.

Minimum Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related area.
• Evidence of initial scholarly achievement and a clearly articulated research agenda pertinent to TESOL/Applied Linguistics.

Special Conditions

Desirable Qualifications:

• Special preference given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: corpus linguistics, assessment, phonetics/phonology, technology and language teaching, and to candidates with research and/or teaching experience in K-12 ESL settings.
• Willingness and ability to teach online courses.
• Interest in writing grants, developing international programs, and conducting classroom-based research.
• Experience related to corpus linguistics, computers and language learning and/or technology-enhanced research.
• Background in the theory and teaching of ESL, including English language teaching/learning in K-12 environments.

Posting Date 11/10/2017
Closing Date 11/24/2017
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for the position must be submitted online. To apply, visit:

Through the online application process, candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest, a current CV, e-mail addresses for three references, and a copy of college/university
transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable during the application process). Finalists for the position will be asked to submit a writing sample.

Screening will begin November 24. The University of Memphis is an Equal Employment /Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references

Please provide the email address for reference providers.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1