The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term faculty position in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). The position is a full-time, one-year academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019.
The Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) is a well-established distance-based program that educates in-service and aspiring teachers of over a dozen foreign languages. The curriculum emphasizes SLA theory, proficiency-based approaches, innovative technology, and interculturality in foreign language pedagogy. Although the teaching load for this position is entirely online, the incumbent will be expected to be an active member of the faculty community, participate in faculty related meetings in the department, as well as be present to deliver service related requirements.
Teaching three online graduate level courses per semester (Fall, Spring). An overview of the program requirements and course syllabi are available at http://maflt.cal.msu.edu/courses.
Preparing course materials and syllabi, managing and grading all assignments, and communicating with students promptly and regularly.
Mentoring the development of extensive master’s projects and web-based teaching portfolios and helping to evaluate these student outcomes.
Supporting MAFLT program efforts in the areas of admissions, recruitment, student professionalization, peer observation, course evaluation, etc.
Attending faculty meetings for the MAFLT Program and CeLTA.
Following university, program, and course policies and guidelines.
Doctorate -Applied linguistics, second language studies, foreign language education, or a related field
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, second language studies, foreign language education, or a related field.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching foreign or second languages, teaching or supervising graduate students, and using a variety of instructional technologies. Though courses are taught in English, proficiency in one or more languages other than English is strongly preferred. Familiarity with North American K-12 foreign language education and experience living and working in multiple countries are also beneficial.
Required Application Materials
Applicants will need to submit via the online system:
a) a cover letter;
b) current curriculum vitae;
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights the applicant’s alignment with our desired qualifications;
d) a summary of the applicant’s experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the applicant intends to advance our goals of inclusive excellence (may be included in the cover letter);
e) names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Supporting materials that demonstrate excellence in teaching, expertise in instructional technology, research and writing skills, or foreign language proficiency may also be included.
All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University human resources website at this URL: http://careers.msu.edu. (Job posting 563468).
Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the application process should be directed to the Search Coordinator, Jennifer Mora. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-432-6770. Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Amanda Lanier, at email@example.com.
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The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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Internal Number: 563468
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