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Assistant Professor of the Practice in English as a Second Language

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) any representative publications, documentation of teaching experience, (4) including teaching statement, (4) course syllabi and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00174
Position Title Assistant Professor of the Practice in English as a Second Language
Department Writing Center-1297
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

Wesleyan University’s Shapiro Writing Center invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in English as a Second Language beginning July 1, 2018. This is a 9-month position, for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion based on teaching and colleagueship.

This position will support students who are non-native speakers of English across the university and faculty teaching non-native speakers in the following ways:

• Teaching and development of 3 undergraduate writing courses for students who are non-native speakers of English each year. These may include a course offered during Summer term. Depending on curricular need, these may also include a course providing training and experience for undergraduates interested in teaching English as a Second Language.
• Developing and managing other services that will prepare non-native speakers of English to succeed in writing at a college level. These may include workshops offered throughout the academic year and pre-matriculation courses or workshops offered during the summer or winter term.
• Providing support and consultation for faculty teaching students who are non-native speakers of English.
• Assisting the Director of Academic Writing in recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate writing tutors working with non-native speakers of English.
• Coordinating with the Office of Student Affairs and with the Office of Graduate Student Services to provide support for students who are non-native speakers of English, including during new student orientation.
• Coordinating with the Faculty Supervisors of the Education Studies Minor on training and support for undergraduates interested in teaching English as a Second Language.

There will also be the possibility to propose additional courses beyond the three contracted courses, for additional overload compensation. Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need.

Institutional information and support:
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Wesleyan’s Shapiro Writing Center will provide support for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have an M.A. in TESOL or related field; Ph.D. or Ed.D in Applied Linguistics or related field preferred. Candidates should have experience in teaching ESL at the college level. Candidates should also have strong organizational, time, and management skills and excellent communication skills with a well-established record of collegial collaboration.

Management Competencies
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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) any representative publications, documentation of teaching experience, (4) including teaching statement, (4) course syllabi and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications completed by March 1, 2018, will receive full consideration.

Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Recent Publication(s)
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Sample Syllabi
  6. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents