Assistant Professor of TESOL at Boise State University

Boise State University

English Department, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725-1525

Tenure-track assistant professor position in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), starting in Fall 2011. Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a closely related field required by time of appointment. Candidate must be able to teach an introductory undergraduate linguistics course as well as additional undergraduate applied linguistics courses. In addition to second language acquisition theory and/or pedagogy, candidate’s areas of specialization must be relevant to preparing graduates to teach language arts and composition in secondary or tertiary educational settings. Candidate will also share in developing a graduate program in TESOL. Desired strengths might include but are not limited to: K-12 ESL methods and curriculum development, language assessment, content-based and/or computer-assisted language learning, discourse analysis, contrastive rhetoric, language policy, corpus linguistics, and language variation. The normal teaching load is 2/3. Scholarly publication, teaching excellence, and service are required for professional advancement.

Application Procedures: Application materials – consisting of (1) letter of application describing teaching experience and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts (unofficial accepted), and (4) a minimum of three letters of recommendation – should be addressed to Professor Michelle Payne, Chair, Department of English. Applicants should submit items 1-3 as separate PDF attachments by email to, with the applicant’s surname and the document type in the title of each document (e.g., smith_cover.pdf).

Item 4 (reference letters) should be submitted hard-copy through a dossier service or directly from the references to:

Professor Michelle Payne

Chair, Department of English

Re: TESOL Search

Boise State University

1910 University Dr.

Boise, ID 83725-1525

If necessary, alternative procedures for application may be arranged with Steven Olsen-Smith, Hiring Coordinator, at Review of applications received by October 22, 2010 will begin immediately. Applications received after that date may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution, Veterans preference.