Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning September 2007 to serve in English as a Second Language program. The successful applicant will teach in the ESL undergraduate certificate/endorsement program within the Department of Modern Languages & Literature and also train to assume the role of Director of the English Language Institute (ELI). The ELI is accredited by the Commission on English Languages Program Accreditation (CEA) and prepares students to enter further academic studies and professional programs. Required qualifications: doctorate in TESOL, Linguistics, Education, or closely related field, ABD considered if degree expected by Nov. 1, 2007; evidence of successful teaching, including but not limited to teaching non-native speakers of English. Preferred qualifications: administrative/budgetary and student recruitment experience; record of professional work, including grant writing; intensive English program experience and K-12 teaching. Duties: assist in expanding existing Endorsement program in ESL to attract larger numbers of pre-service teachers in the College of Education & Human Development and in developing existing ESL minor into a proposed new major; strengthen ties to ELI program within the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and expand its recruitment operations. Salary is competitive. Send letter of application and CV, brief scholarly writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation to Chair, ESLG/ELI Screening Committee, 350 PAT, Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA 99004-2429. Review of applications will begin when applicant pool is certified and continue until position is filled. Eastern Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and applications from members of historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will have a high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity and will show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.