Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: English as a Second Language
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2012

English as a Second Language

Applications are invited for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in English as a Second Language. A PhD in TESL, Second Language Education, Applied Linguistics or a related field, and a recognized, college or university administered TESL/TEFL diploma/certificate or the equivalent are required. The successful applicant will have an active scholarly research program in her/his area of expertise, as evidenced by a record of recent publications and conference presentations. Experience teaching content-based ESL to university undergraduates, preferably in credit courses, is required; preference will be given to those with experience teaching graduate-level applied linguistics courses, ESL teacher preparation courses, and/or other related areas at the university level. In addition to teaching credit ESL courses, duties will include teaching in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Graduate Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics) and in the TESOL Certificate Program. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date for all positions is July 1, 2012. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent, by the stated application deadline, to: Professor Pietro Giordan, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, S561 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Application deadline: November 30, 2011.

Contact Person: Professor Pietro Giordan

Posting End Date: November 30, 2011