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Lecturer (Applied Linguistics)

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Position Type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Applied Linguistics
Date opened: Eastern Standard Time
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Job Description

The Applied Linguistics Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston ( invites applications for a part-time, benefitted Non-Tenure Track Lecturer position (0.5 FTE) starting September, 2023. The Lecturer will teach two courses per semester. Contract renewal is based on funding and teaching performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (or candidacy for a doctoral degree) in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Curriculum and Instruction, or similar field.
  • a minimum of five years of experience teaching ESL/ESOL/SEI;
  • a minimum of two years of graduate teaching experience;
  • documented good teaching;
  • an ability to combine theory and practice in classroom instruction;
  • experience working in K- 12 ELL instruction and/or teacher education for K- 12 ELL instructors;
  • experience providing professional development to in-service teachers;

Desired Qualifications:

  • A documented record of excellence in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse student and/or faculty populations
  • Experience with professional development Grants

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following:

  • a cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in, and fit with the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a personal statement addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the teaching and academic credentials
  • Candidates may also submit other evidence of teaching excellence, such as student letters teaching awards, sample syllabi, or other relevant materials.

Application review will start March 15th until the position is filled. For more information, please contact

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. 

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