Assistant Professor - World Languages and Literature

Department:    World Languages and Literatures      Rank: Assistant

Specialization(s): Foreign Language Certification

Posted: Oct 15, 2012
Search#: 13-017

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Successful candidate will be expected to 1) teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in foreign language teaching methodology, student teaching seminar, second language acquisition, and introduction to linguistics; 2) supervise student teachers in the field; 3) contribute to program assessment at the university and national levels; 4) share student advising and committee assignments. Occasionally, candidate may teach first or second year Spanish, Italian, French, or German, or a course for the TESOL/ Bilingual Education Program.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in language education, applied linguistics, foreign language education, or related field. If ABD, candidate must have earned doctorate by time of appointment. Familiarity with national standards and pedagogical implementation is also required. Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity, leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment and expertise in teaching and research; successful experience working collaboratively with school in urban and suburban settings; experience with language teaching K-12 and supervision of student teachers; experience with implementing technology in language learning and teaching.
Candidate must have mastery of Spanish (preferred), Italian, French, or German.

Application Process:

Please submit Letter of Interest, Current Curriculum Vitae, Official Graduate Transcripts, and Three Letters of Recommendation to:

Prof. Pina Palma, Chair
Foreign Language Certification Search Committee
Dept. of World Languages and Literatures
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515, USA

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by December 15, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.
No application via e-mail will be accepted.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages women and minority group member applications.