Assistant Professor – Second Language Studies (University of Hawaii at Manoa)


Other Conditions:
  • Conditional on position clearance and availability of funding. Assistant Professor, Second Language Studies University of Hawai’i at Manoa College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, full-time, tenure track, to begin Fall 2019. The Department of Second Language Studies offers a BA, an MA and a PhD in Second Language Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. The University of Hawai’i is a Carnegie very high research activity university with a strong orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. The University supports interdisciplinary initiatives within and across departments and colleges, and places high value on extramural funding. It also values research that addresses locally-relevant issues and local populations in Hawai’i
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The successful applicant will teach courses at the undergraduate & graduate levels in the area of second language education, focused on second language speaking and listening, and oral communication in a second language.
  2. The applicant will teach in other areas of the Department’s curriculum as appropriate, mentor undergraduate & graduate students, and engage in research and service.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. PhD in second language studies, applied linguistics, or closely related field from a college of university of recognized standing. ABD will be considered; applicants must be ABD at time of application, and evidence must be provided that all requirements for the degree will be completed by August 2019. Demonstrated ability to carry out research in the applicant’s major areas of specialization, as evidenced by publication; experience in second/foreign language teaching.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in materials development, curriculum development, research methods.

To Apply:
Send cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience, including the names and contact information of three referees, as well as a CV, a research statement, and a statement of teaching philosophy, all as a single pdf document. In addition, send no more than three sample publications and copies of graduate course transcripts as pdf documents (original transcripts sent directly from institutions required upon hire). All application materials should be sent as email attachments to:
  1. Dr. Graham V. Crookes, Chair; 808-956-6046;

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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