School of Education, Boston University

2057 8013
Position ID:BU-School of Education-CLASTPMFL [#8013, CLASTP-MFL]
Position Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Modern Foreign Language Education
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Language, Literacy, and Learning
Education / Bilingual/Multilingual Education
Teacher Education
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/19, listed until 2017/03/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Job Description

The School of Education at Boston University is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Language Education Program. This position entails teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in language education, specifically courses in the assessment, teaching and learning of foreign and second languages, intercultural communication, linguistics, and second language acquisition and development. The primary focus of this position will be on modern foreign language teaching and learning.

The School of Education at BU specifically welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups and applicants with a strong commitment to social justice and change. We are looking for candidates who bring and seek to develop this commitment within the areas of foreign language and bilingual education.

This position begins July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Description of Duties:

• Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in language education, especially foreign and second language methods

• Provide professional academic advisement to students seeking licensure as teachers of foreign languages (Spanish, French, Arabic)

• Collaboration with and support of ESL licensure programs

• Oversee field placements for modern foreign language education students

• Conduct a program of scholarly research and publication on modern foreign language education appropriate for the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor

• Build positive relations with local schools, other departments at Boston University, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and professional organizations

• Engage in professional development activities with in-service educators and/or pre-college students

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in applied second language studies or related field (applied linguistics, language education) (ABD acceptable with degree completion required by time of appointment)

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice issues in language education

• Experience teaching modern foreign language education classes at the college/university level

• Ability to design and implement engaging instruction

• Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

• An emerging and/or established research agenda

• Demonstrated teaching excellence of a foreign language

Preferred Qualifications

• Three or more years of successful middle or high-school foreign language teaching experience

• B.A. or equivalent in a foreign language

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yasuko Kanno (

NOTE: Your referees will only be notified to submit their recommendations if you select the "Notify by Email on Submit" option on your Cover Sheet.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
2 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215

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