Tenure-Track Position in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (TESL/APLI)

Last updated: November 21, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (TESL/APLI)
Position code: 21_T_EDUC_O
Date posted: October 4, 2022
Application deadline: November 30, 2022 
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

This is a tenure-track position in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (TESL/APLI) at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on Second Language Pedagogy: School-Age Children in Multilingual Communities. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution. More specifically, the selected ccandidate will be expected to contribute to Concordia’s BEd in TESL and MA in Applied Linguistics as well as the doctoral program in Education. An important component of these programs is to ensure that teachers, education specialists, and researchers are familiar with pedagogical approaches that explicitly validate and draw on school-age children’s knowledge of home or community languages. Candidates should be prepared to help ESL teachers-in-training develop the professional competency of taking diversity into account by incorporating children’s knowledge of home and community languages into their second language learning.

Qualifications and assets

Through their research, teaching, and service, the selected candidate should be able to prepare teachers to support the linguistic diversity of their students, within the context of the Quebec Ministry of Education’s (MEES) Reference Framework for Professional Competencies for teachers.  As a result, this position requires substantial theoretical and practical expertise in the area of second language learning and teaching for children from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Teacher certification in a relevant area or teaching experience in K-12 settings is preferred.

Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset. 

How to Apply 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 

or 

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Applications should be addressed to: Saul Carliner, Chair, and must include:

  1. a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_EDUC_O) and including an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement (see details below in this section); 
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching statement;
  4. a research statement describing the candidate’s research program, including plans in the area of second language learning and teaching for children from diverse linguistic backgrounds;
  5. a brief description of their three most important research contributions to date or three representative publications; 
  6. evidence of teaching expertise and effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations)
  7. three letters of reference. 

Electronic applications should be sent to education.apply@concordia.ca; by November 30, 2022 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2023.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. 

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to: 

  • teaching about underrepresented populations 
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • committee work 
  • offering or organizing educational programming 
  • participation in training and workshops 

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive Measures 

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: anna.barrafato@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.

 






Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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