Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and well-organized faculty member who desires a career that balances excellent teaching with outstanding scholarship and professional service. Candidates may apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
The new faculty member will 1) teach courses in the Undergraduate and Graduate TESOL Programs, 2) advise students and perform other program duties, 3) play a major role in the coordination of the undergraduate TESOL program, 4) serve as a liaison with the College of Education for the assessment of the TESOL Programs, and 5) serve on academic committees and contribute to department and university governance. The normal teaching load is four three-unit courses (12 units) or the equivalent per semester, but course loads may be reduced for such activities as research, course development, and departmental responsibilities. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publication, and contributions to the University and the profession.
- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field. (Advanced ABDs may be considered; degree must be completed by date of appointment.)
- Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the college or university level.
- Native or near-native proficiency in English.
- Intermediate to native proficiency in a language other than English.
- Ability to teach second language acquisition (SLA), ESL/EFL methodology, and developmental and advanced ESL composition.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in student-centered teaching.
- Strong and clear research agenda.
- Evidence of the ability to work collegially with others.
- Ability to interact effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations.
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
- Online course development experience.
- Vocabulary or semantics expertise.
- Reading and writing teaching methodology expertise.
- Intercultural communication or culture teaching experience.
- K-12 public school teaching or teacher-training experience.
- Program coordination and program assessment/evaluation experience.
- Experience living (and, ideally, teaching) abroad.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank and Salary
The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9629BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
- Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies.
- Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research
- Reprints and preprints of publications and presentations.
- Scholarly writing sample in English (e.g., a journal article or book chapter).
- Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries.
- A student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced).
- Three letters of recommendation (see instructions below).
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct questions to Chair of TESOL Search Committee, Dr. Nathan Carr, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 20, 2017. The Search Committee will then begin reviewing applications and continue its review until the position is filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.