Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty (TESOL and Applied Linguistics)
Normal, IL 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty (TESOL and Applied Linguistics)

Job No: 512172
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty (TESOL and Applied Linguistics)

Employee Classification: TTF

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: English

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Department of English at Illinois State University, located in Normal, Illinois, seeks an Assistant Professor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics for a nine-month, tenure-track position.

We invite candidates with a primary specialization in second language pedagogy, multilingual education, second language literacy, critical language assessment, anti-racist TESOL and/or language policy. The teacher-scholar hired into this position is expected to have a program of research that centers multilingualism, translingual and functionalist approaches to language and literacy education.

The selected candidate will join an internationally recognized English Studies faculty; participate in delivering well-established undergraduate and graduate concentrations in TESOL and Linguistics; help to further our commitments to preparing students to create linguistically and culturally sustainable pedagogies; work with diverse language and literacy practices; promote attitude change and diversity in language variety and language use. This appointment will carry a 2/3 teaching load. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Teaching opportunities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Second Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL Practicum, and Critical Language Assessment. Depending on training and education, successful applicants may be asked to teach introductory courses in linguistics for majors and minors as well as for general education.

Additional Information

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and Ph.D. programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children's Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Studies, or a related field, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment.

* Evidence of TESOL and Applied linguistic scholarship centered in critical pedagogy and multilingualism; a coherent pattern of research and teaching rooted in social justice and equity commitments.

* A record of innovative college teaching in TESOL and related fields.

* Oral and written proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law.

* Working knowledge and/or literacy in a second language.

We additionally welcome candidates with a clear program of research in second language pedagogy, language assessment, multiliteracies, and/or translingualism; training and experience with overseeing TESOL practica; and at least two years of teaching experience in the K-16 classroom, either in the US or abroad.

Work Hours

Varies depending on class hours and office hours.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date


Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualification and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.

Required Applicant Documents

1. Cover Letter
2. C.V.
3. Research Statement
4. Diversity Statement
5. Writing Sample
6. List of references (at least three professional references and contact information)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

All application materials must be submitted online at Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please be sure to attach the following: Cover letter, C.V., research statement, diversity statement, writing sample, and List of references (at least three professional references and contact information).

All application materials are due by November 15, 2021; the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Contact Information for Applicants

K. Aaron Smith
Professor & Search Committee Chair

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at . The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at .

Application Opened: CST
Application Closes: Open Until Filled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Varies depending on class hour
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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