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Category Linguistics
Job Description
REFERENCE NO. 474/0314
  • Two exciting opportunities for scholars with expertise in teaching and researching in linguistics
  • One position with an emphasis on anthropological linguistics and/or morphosyntax, the other with an emphasis on phonetics and phonology
  • Join an engaged group of academics in a leading centre for teaching and research in linguistics
  • Full-time, continuing: $107K - $127K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)   
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
Our University has dedicated centres for the study of China and Southeast Asia, a new Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, and enjoys the benefits of the multicultural and multilingual city of Sydney and its lively cultural institutions.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind in the world. The University has recently embarked on an extensive and ambitious building program to support research and teaching, and a major building refurbishment is slated for the faculty by 2016.
Linguistics has a celebrated history at Sydney, beginning with the appointment of the field linguist Arthur Capell in Anthropology in the 1940s. The Department of Linguistics was founded in 1975 with Michael Halliday as Foundation Chair. It has teaching and research strengths in analysis of media discourse, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, educational linguistics, functional grammar, language acquisition, syntactic theory and TESOL. It has formal affiliations with colleagues in a wide range of language programs, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) and the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Members of the Department are active in a cross-faculty research network on Language and Identity.
In December 2012, the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) audit, a comprehensive national research assessment exercise that measures research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review, ranked the linguistics field of research at the University of Sydney a 4, indicating research performance above world-class standard.
Following recent retirements of several senior staff members, the department is currently in an exciting phase of revitalisation, rebuilding its capacity through the recruitment of world-class academic staff, with Professor Nick Enfield recently appointed to lead the discipline.
In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:
  • teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of areas of linguistics including anthropological linguistics and/or morphology OR phonetics and phonology
  • contribute to the teaching of the Master of Crosscultural Communication (for the anthropological linguistics and/or morphosyntax focused position)
  • make an important contribution to the research strengths of the school, including regular publication in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets and the pursuit of research grants
  • supervise research higher degree students
  • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the University
  • contribute to academic administration.
To be the successful candidate you will need:
  • a PhD in linguistics
  • the ability to teach at tertiary level in linguistics
  • proven expertise and knowledge, research ability and research potential in linguistics
  • evidence of your capacity to undertake academic administrative responsibilities
  • the ability to work in a ollegial and effective manner with a broad range of colleagues.
Remuneration package: Lecturer (Level B): a competitive remuneration package of $107,679 to $127,867 p.a. is available (consisting of a base salary $90,990 to $108,049 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 474/0314 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 29 April 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. 

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Category Education
Job Title Assistant Professor - Spanish (Education & Language Acquisition)
Job Description

Job Vacancy Notice

Job Title:                 Assistant Professor - Spanish (Education & Language Acquisition)

Job ID:                    10411

Location:                 LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time:         Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Education and Language Acquisition is seeking to fill a position for an assistant professor in Spanish. LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature and Language, Romance Studies, Comparative Literature, or Spanish Linguistics is required. The candidate should have training in second language pedagogy, a minimum of two years of experience in teaching Spanish at the college level and in an urban setting, and a demonstrated interest in or working knowledge about heritage language. Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience in course or curriculum development, assessment, or student advisement. Also required are evidence of successful teaching, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and an ability to serve on college/departmental committees and work collegially across campus. Previous teaching experience in applied linguistics or bilingual education is a plus. The successful candidate will also be expected to be actively involved in scholarly and professional development activities such as publications and conference presentations.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.




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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


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Category TESOL
Job Title Term Position in TESOL
Job Description

Term Faculty Position:
MA in TESOL Program,
American University

The TESOL Program at American University is looking to fill a full-time term faculty position starting in fall 2014, subject to final budgetary approval.

The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching three 3-credit graduate-level TESOL courses each semester or equivalent, will be expected to contribute to the evaluations of teaching portfolios, serve as a committee member on oral comprehensive exams, supervise independent studies, and work collaboratively with the TESOL program director and faculty on further development and advancement of the program.

Qualifications: M.A. in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Language Education or a closely related field is required, Ph.D. preferred. At least two years of successful ESL/EFL teaching, experience in curriculum and materials development and in graduate level teaching and teacher-training are required. Specialization in at least one of the following areas strongly preferred: TESOL methods, language assessment, and technology in language education. Evidence of scholarly ability and potential preferred.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications for the position, along with a CV and names and contact information of three references to  Please write “TESOL Term Faculty Position” as your subject line. Address your application materials to Dr. Polina Vinogradova, TESOL Program Director, World Languages and Cultures, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Contact Name Polina Vinogradova
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Category Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Job Title Director, Center for Language Studies
Job Description

Brown University, Director of the Center for Language Studies

Brown University invites applications for the Director of the Center for Language Studies, to begin summer 2014; the position carries a faculty appointment as Senior Lecturer. The CLS serves as a resource for the promotion of excellence in second language education and works with academic departments and others across campus to support faculty at Brown with teaching and research interests in languages and cultures.  The Director will be expected to:  develop and implement innovative language training programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning and the Language Resource Center; stimulate and coordinate research efforts in innovative pedagogy; organize lectures, workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities for language faculty; serve as a resource for students and faculty seeking to learn about foreign languages and cultures; increase the visibility of the CLS on campus and beyond; lead fundraising efforts to secure support for the Center’s activities; partner with other institutions in the Ivy Plus consortium to create learning opportunities for less commonly taught languages; coordinate instruction in languages offered through the CLS;  hire and review faculty appointed in the CLS; and teach a pedagogical methods course for graduate students.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in language and literature or in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching, or related field.  Significant (minimum 5 years) experience and demonstrated excellence in language instruction.  Professional engagement with curricular innovation and pedagogical methods. Administrative and grant-writing experience desirable.

Initial appointment will be for a three-year term, with potential for longer-term renewal.  Competitive salary and benefits.

Application:  please submit letter of interest, c.v., and names of 3–5 references:

Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Category Dean
Job Title Dean of Faculty of Humanities
Job Description

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offersprogrammes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degreesIt has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$5 billion (US$1 = HK$7.8 approximately) per year. Committed to academic excellence in a professional context, PolyU aspires to become a world-class university with an emphasis on the application value of its programmes and research. Its vision is to become a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, China and the world.

The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the following post:
Dean of Faculty of Humanities (Ref. 14022105)
The successful candidate should be qualified to be appointed as Chair Professor in one of the three constituent departments, and will hold a concurrent deanship appointment. The deanship appointment is normally for an aggregate period of six years in two three-year terms of office. Post specification of the above position can be obtained from Other suitable candidate(s), if deemed appropriate by the University, may be appointed as Chair Professor.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive. 
Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees and direct any enquiries to the Chairman of the Search Committee for the recruitment of Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374; E-mail:], quoting the position being applied for and the reference numberRecruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence in early May 2014. Candidature may be obtained by nomination. The University reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation or not to fill the position. General information about the University and the Faculty of Humanities is available on the University’s Homepage and respectively,or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5313]. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at
Contact Name Human Resources
Contact Phone (852) 2766 5313

Category TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Job Title Associate Professor/Professor
Job Description

Long-term or Short-term Employment as Foreign Teachers or Foreign Experts (ESOL/TESOL/TEFL)

College of Foreign Languages, Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT)  

Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT) is an MOE’s “Project 211”, a key university situated in the city of Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, an area full of historical scenic spots and cultural heritages. It is about 600 km from Beijing, one hour by air or three hours by express train.
  • Native-like proficiency in English
  • Competent in teaching
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in a related field
  • Certificate(s) (TESOL/TEFL) preferred
  • In good health
  • A team player
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in language teaching and research
  • 16-18 teaching hours/week
  • A well-furnished apartment free of charge
  • Monthly salary
  • Medical benefits and health insurance
  • Other fringe benefits
1. A monthly salary is to be based on the applicant’s education backgrounds, work experiences, and other related qualifications, all together for 10 months (excluding two months in summer and winter vacations).
2. Monthly salaries are paid according to the applicant’s academic qualifications and experiences:
  • Bachelor’s Degree,RMB5,000/month;
  • Master’s Degree, RMB6,000/month; 
  • PhD, RMB8,000/month;
  • Associate professor with PhD, RMB10,000/month;
  • Professor with PhD, RMB15,000/month.
3. Fringe benefits:
Those who sign for a full academic year contract will also receive an annual travel allowance of RMB2,200 Yuan and reimbursement for a round-trip air-ticket (economy class) upon the completion of the one-year contract. 
Documents needed when applying:
  • A detailed current resume (CV)
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Degree certificates
  • TESOL/TEFL certificate(s)
For further information, please CONTACT:
Xiaoxia (Amy) LIU
Tel: 86-13603531972
Skype: liuxx181
Contact Name Amy Xiaoxia Liu
Contact Phone 0086-13603531972

Category tenure-track position
Job Title Associate Professor in SLA
Job Description

The University of Arizona English Language/Linguistics (EL/L) Program in the Department of English and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) invite applications for an associate professor (tenured) specializing in socially-informed theory of second language acquisition or development, such as sociocultural theory, usage-based theories, sociocognitive approaches, ecological approaches, or language socialization, and associated socially-informed pedagogical approaches and methods, such as collaborative learning, multiliteracies, situated learning, etc.

Besides SLA Theories and L2 Pedagogy, the ideal candidate will also be able to teach in one or two of the following ESL/EFL areas: research methods, teacher education and cognition, assessment, or materials and curriculum development. The new faculty will start in August 2014 and become a member of our graduate faculty, teaching and advising MA students in EL/L (TESL) and PhD students in SLAT, with a yearly teaching load of 2-2 (on a nine-month contract). He or she will also be expected to collaborate across the Department, College, and University on research, educational, and outreach initiatives, for example with CESL (the Center for English as a Second Language, the University's Intensive English Program), and CERCLL (Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, the University's National Foreign Language Resource Center). The University's location in a historically multilingual and multicultural region affords multiple opportunities for meaningful community outreach and research.

We are seeking to expand our established collaboration with under-represented and under-served constituencies, and we welcome candidates interested in working with diverse students, colleagues, and communities.

Questions about the position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt, Program Director of EL/L ( More information about the programs can be found at and

The position is open until filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Apply here:

Contact Name Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt
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Category Faculty of Management and Administration
Job Title Dean
Job Description

Macau University of Science and Technology

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a comprehensive university established in March 2000. MUST has a mission of promoting cultural exchange, nurturing intellectual growth, fostering economic development and furthering societal progress.

Faculty of Management and Administration established in 2000 is the largest faculty in MUST. There are over 3000 full-time undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students in different majors. As a young management school with pioneer vision and sophisticated-designed courses in Asia, our hard work is highly appreciated by academic circle and practical field. The Faculty keeps discovering students’ talent and potential, training students’ leadership and creativity, and helping students’ self-fulfillment by offering excellent management education. We also focus on providing business consultant services, research plans, and social services.

We are now inviting applications for the position of the Dean of Faculty of Management and Administration:

The Dean will provide strong leadership in all aspects of Faculty developments, academic strategic planning, curriculum design, faculty and research development, and is highly committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. S / he is expected to assume duty in the upcoming academic year. The initial appoint is for two years and is subject to renewal upon expiry.

In particular, interested candidate should have the following credentials:

  1. Outstanding academic qualifications at doctoral level in a discipline appropriate for a business school, evidence of eminent scholarship and substantial relevant experience in a senior academic position;
  2. Attained full or associate professor status at a reputable university with outstanding records in teaching and research;
  3. A minimum of three years’ experience as department head or above, with demonstrable administrative and communication competence;
  4. Bilingual ability in Chinese and English is preferred.


Remuneration offered will be highly competitive and commensurate with academic qualification, current position and professional experience. Current local maximum income tax rate is 12%, but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure:

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Documents required include an application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, selected publications and a list of five references. All applications with quotation of reference no. FM/DEAN/09/2011 should be sent to PO Box 345, Macau or

Macau University of Science and Technology reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

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Contact Name Personnel Office, Macau University of Science and Technology
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Category Assistant Professor - Phonology/TESOL
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Description

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for an entry-level tenure track appointment in linguistics with specialties in phonology and TESOL to teach undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. courses. The M.A. Program in Applied Linguistics specializes in empirical and usage-based approaches to the study of language. Required: Ph.D. in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics by August 15, 2014; qualified to teach courses in phonology, TESOL, the TESOL practicum, and other linguistics courses as needed; evidence of scholarly productivity and good teaching. The ability to teach language and communication across cultures, History of English, language and gender, and experience in distance learning a plus.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Dana Heller, Chair, Department of English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Contact Name Dr. Dana Heller
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