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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor for Graduate Program of TESOL

Wenzhou-Kean University

Location: Wenzhou - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd March 2020
Expires: 23rd May 2020

About the Job: 
WKU is launching the graduate program of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) starting from fall 2020. WKU is seeking a vibrant candidate to teach a full range of graduate courses in TESOL including, but not limited to: General Linguistics, Methods for Teaching English Learners in ESL/EFL Settings, Assessment of Language Performance in ESL/EFL Contexts, Phonology & Structure of American English, Sociolinguistics, Advanced Theory and Practice of Teaching English Language Learners, and Culture, Cognition & Communication for ELLs.  The successful candidate has a clear record of expertise in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and the ability to prepare graduate students to prepare others to teach ESL including the skills necessary for acquiring English: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Candidate must have an on-going agenda for student engaging research and are expected to publish research outcomes in well-recognized journals. Candidate is expected to advise graduate students to develop research projects and produce publishable research outcomes. In addition to teaching and research, candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of the programs. 

This full-time faculty position will start fall 2020. This position will be offered at Lecturer level or at the rank of tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor. Lecturer position is 12-month, non-tenure track appointment, and may be renewed on an annual basis. Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor is a 10-month appointment that requires research and publications in internationally recognized and vigorously peer-reviewed journals in the field. Lecturers typically teach 39 credits per academic year, or four graduate-level courses (3 credit hours per course) in each of the spring and fall semesters and two courses in summer session. Tenure-track faculty members typically teach 24 credits per academic year, or three graduate-level courses (3 credit hours per course) in each of the spring and fall semesters. Course release is usually available to graduate faculty for grant proposal development or other substantial research initiatives. The candidate will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, advising, student learning support, service to the university and/or professional community.  
Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable.  


  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or closely related area. ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. 
  • Ideally a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level 
  • English high level fluency speakers are required for the positions. 
  • Evidence of teaching experience in TESL settings.  
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level, preferably graduate level (e.g. course evaluations, teaching portfolio). 
  • Familiarity with current trends in pedagogy and program development. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with assessment and accreditation is desirable.    

Application Information: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. 

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