Posted on: 
October 12, 2023

The Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full time (40-hours) tenure-track Associate Professor or an advanced Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition to begin August 23, 2024. The area of research specialization within SLA is open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester and to advise graduate students in areas including but not limited to second language testing and assessment, instructional technology, age effects/maturation constraints, or individual differences in second language learning.

The Second Language Acquisition Program seeks a candidate with an innovative scholarly research agenda, a solid background in empirical research, the ability and desire to work on collaborative projects in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to graduate education. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research promotes the application of technology to second language learning, teaching, and assessment. Qualified candidates must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in English, the potential to attract outside funding, a strong publication record, and hold an earned doctorate at the time of application.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

For full consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, Research Statement (upload as Research), Teaching Statement (upload as Teaching), and supplemental documents: a sample syllabus for a graduate course (upload as Supplemental Document 1), Statement of Contributions to Diversity (uploaded as DEI [Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion] Statement), and up to three writing samples (upload as Writing Sample 1)—published or unpublished research papers, and provide the names and email addresses of three references. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at For best consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 26, 2023.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Public contact information: 

Chanel Briscoe, Coordinator & Assistant to the Director, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
[email protected]

Position Type: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition.