Tenure Track Position in Language, Literacy and EAL Education

The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Language, Literacy and EAL Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2018. An earlier start date may be negotiated.

Located in the greater Vancouver area, the Faculty offers classes on three urban campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver and works with communities and school districts throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative community based programs in teacher education and professional development. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty.

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics, TESL, or Second Language Education, with a specific focus on second language writing and/or English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Expertise and experience in teaching EAP and/or academic writing at the post-secondary level is required. Applicants must have established or show strong promise to develop an original, externally funded program of research, and the ability to develop a strong record of publications in refereed journals. Experience teaching K-12, initial teacher education, and Indigenous and multilingual learners is an asset, as is knowledge of languages other than English.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to program development in FAL X99 (Foundations of Academic Literacy) and in CELLTR (Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research). The role will involve conceptualizing and implementing university-wide initiatives for student support, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students in master’s and doctoral programs, and collaborating with colleagues on research projects while maintaining an independent research focus.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins and, therefore, interests and or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of applicants.

Applicants, you are requested to email three separate files (Word or PDF) to

- A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, research plans and achievements to date, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees

- A current curriculum vitae; and

- 2 samples of scholarly publications.

If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, mail a signed original to:
Chair, Appointments Committee, c/o Devi Pabla
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6

Deadline for applications is November 27, 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons

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