The University at Buffalo invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Romance Languages focusing in Applied Romance Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ARL-SLA). This tenured or tenure-track position will serve as the lead faculty member for a new research core in ARL-SLA. The primary language should be French or Spanish with knowledge of one additional Romance language (preference for French, Italian, or Spanish) and or another "minority" or indigenous language (e.g., Portuguese, Kreyòl, Catalan, Nahuatl, Quechua) is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have an established track record of obtaining external funding or strong potential. The candidate should also have strong interest in online pedagogy. Particular field-of-research to remain open, but possibilities include: phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, second-language pedagogy, languages in contact, bilingualism-multilingualism, translation and interpretation, heritage language education, mobile-assisted language learning, Haitian Kreyòl and other creole vernaculars, unstructured and or untutored language learning, language-learning technology, among others.
Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty include teaching two courses per semester, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department and University. The candidate must have received a PhD by the start of the appointment.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is a diverse and dynamic academic unit offering undergraduate majors in Spanish, French and Italian, and graduate concentrations in Spanish, French and Romance Linguistics. Candidates must be committed to our collective interdisciplinary, international, and collaborative vision of the study of language, literature and culture.
The University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 1600 full-time faculty.
Buffalo comprises New York State’s second-largest metropolitan area, and is known for its friendly residents, world-class cultural institutions, and international flavor. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is located on UB’s North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a low cost of living. Downtown Buffalo and its eclectic neighborhoods, the Lake Erie waterfront, and vast cultural resources, is just 15 minutes away. Niagara Falls is also just 20 minutes away.
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Candidates should have a PhD conferred by the start date of the appointment, and a research and teaching profile appropriate to rank. Specialization in French or Spanish as primary area of study is required.
Knowledge of two or more Romance Languages (Spanish, French, Haitian Krèyol, Italian, or Portuguese) and or focus on language communities of the Caribbean/Latin America.