Job Opening: Fordham University

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Linguistics. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, or related field and very strong preparation in foreign language pedagogy/bilingual education. In addition to English, near-native fluency in at least one and preferably two of the languages offered (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish) is required. Candidates whose research touches upon issues of race and ethnicity or the role of linguistics in the cognitive sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. by August 2016 with a clearly demonstrated specialization in his/her field of research. A strong record of teaching and publication is expected. Responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda; developing the Department’s curriculum across languages and cultures and in particular a new course on linguistics, theory, and cultural competencies; cooperating with language coordinators in the revision and supervision of language programs; exploring the development of an online/blended learning component for the language program; and building relationships between our programs and other Arts and Sciences departments, university programs (e.g. Service Learning), and professional schools (e.g. the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Service, the Gabelli School of Business, the School of Law, the School for Professional and Continuing Studies).


Please submit a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, a chapter-length writing sample, and 3 letters of reference to Carey Kasten, search committee chair, via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin Oct. 30 and continue until the position is filled.