Assistant Professor - TESL/Applied Linguistics - 062071

Arts & Sciences
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of TESL/Applied Linguistics. The position will start in August 2018.

The ideal candidate must have:
· Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or a related field by August, 2018
· Native or near-native proficiency in English and in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
· 2 or more years of college-level language teaching experience.

The position carries broad responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service, including student advising. The standard teaching load is six courses per year and a commitment to an active research agenda is expected. Candidates should be interested in further developing the undergraduate program in TESL/Applied Linguistics and in developing a graduate certificate in TESL. Teaching duties in this position will include courses in TESL/Applied Linguistics and in another language taught in the department, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The following would strengthen the application:
· licensure or willingness to seek licensure in TESL
· experience in translation/interpretation

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has twenty tenure-track faculty members and twenty lecturers/adjunct instructors. The department offers an M.A. in Romance Languages; undergraduate majors in East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Francophone Studies, German, and Spanish; nine undergraduate minors (Arabic, Chinese, East Asian Studies, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, TESL/Applied Linguistics); and two years of instruction in Portuguese.

Honored by US News and World Report, Forbes Magazine, and Sierra Club Magazine for its teaching, its affordability and its focus on sustainability, Appalachian State University is a nationally recognized university located in the culturally and recreationally rich Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With an enrollment of 18,800 students, ASU combines the best characteristics of the liberal arts and research institutions.

Please email your application materials (cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Dr. Patricia Ortiz, Search Committee Chair for Applied Linguistics,

Review of complete applications will begin November 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. James Fogelquist at 828-262-3096 or by email at
Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.