Tenure-track assistant professor of English, with expertise in TESOL, University of Dayton

Tenure-track assistant professor of English, with expertise in TESOL. We seek a scholar-teacher prepared to contribute to the on-going development and diversification of our curricula for the English major, MA program, interdisciplinary TESOL certificate, intercultural first-year composition program, and the University’s new Common Academic Program, within a large, diverse, and collaborative department of English. We welcome various interests, including L2 writing, TESOL methods, second language acquisition theories, etc., and we value and support both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. The University of Dayton has a large and vibrant Center for International Programs, including an Intensive English Program. We have pioneered an innovative, intercultural approach to first-year composition, and, in cooperation with the Department of Teacher Education, we now offer TESOL certification and endorsement. Excellent teaching and publication, in addition to service and student advising, are actively supported and are required for tenure and promotion in the Department.
Minimum Qualifications: Expertise in TESOL; ability to teach courses in TESOL methods, linguistics, and pedagogical grammar to both undergraduate and graduate students; promise of excellence in both research and teaching, including the teaching of first-year composition; near-native or native fluency in English; ABD near completion of the PhD in English or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in English or a related field; successful college-level teaching experience; experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds and language groups at the post-secondary level; interest and ability in recruiting for the TESOL program; experience or interest in teaching abroad; other relevant international experience; willingness to engage with internationalization and/or social justice initiatives; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within and beyond the department.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. For Department information, visit http://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/english/. Apply online only, with letter of application, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and C.V., by Oct. 31, 2013 at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/10176.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.

Inquiries regarding the position may be addressed to the search chair, Margaret M. Strain, at mstrain1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3420.