Center for Language Studies

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Lecturer in Language Studies - Specialist in SLA and Language Learning Technology

This is a three-year position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Language Studies with a three course teaching load per academic year and benefits.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in language acquisition and language pedagogy along with experience with language learning technology and an interest in intercultural learning.

The ideal candidate will 

  • engage with colleagues across campus to coordinate resources and professional development for faculty and graduate students teaching languages
  • assist language faculty and departments in implementing language learning technology to benefit curricular planning and undergraduate outcomes
  • design, advise and consult on the delivery and teaching of fully online language courses for undergraduates who are studying and interning away from campus
  • enhance the intellectual mission of the Center for Language Studies (CLS) by convening reading groups, coordinating workshops and sharing materials with faculty in order to keep faculty apprised of current research in language pedagogy, second language acquisition and applied linguistics
  • engage in research and assist faculty in qualitative and quantitative research design, be trained in quantitative and qualitative analysis to be used to measure outcomes for departments and to track student motivation
  • work with graduate students and faculty on their research-based language learning outcomes, on technology needs and on research agendas
  • support the current focus on graduate student professionalization and educational innovation at Brown
  • update the delivery and design of the graduate seminar in language pedagogy required of PhD students enrolled in modern language departments and teach the course on an annual basis
  • work with the faculty team to deliver the graduate student certificate in Language Pedagogy and Academic Engagement 
  • teach an undergraduate course in a language other than English using innovative modes of teaching
  • play an integral role in the undergraduate certificate in Intercultural Competence by maintaining the fully online core course students enroll in while studying or interning abroad
  • advise on assessment tools for undergraduates seeking ways to certify their language proficiency as part of their career planning for life after Brown
  • develop a training program for undergraduate language tutors that includes online components
  • work closely with the Director to whom the position reports to develop programming and new initiatives relating to language teaching and learning for both faculty and students
  • work together with CLS faculty to support the core mission of CLS to promote excellence in language teaching and learning across multiple departments

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or PhD (preferred) in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, instructional design, educational technology, modern languages or a related field required
  • Experience in the in-person and online teaching of languages
  • Experience in the implementation of educational technology for language teaching and learning
  • Expertise to design and lead workshops in collaboration with and for language faculty and graduate students on ways to integrate and maintain meaningful technology use in language teaching
  • Expertise and experience in implementing and/or supporting a variety of technologies such as Canvas, TopHat, Harmonize, GoReact,, Zoom, H5P, iMovie, Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, subtitling, Qualtrics, Panopto
  • Willingness to research and acquire expertise in new technologies
  • Demonstrated ability in project management with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, collaborative nature, self-starter, supportive of Brown’s values of diversity and inclusion
  • Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English is required


  • Please apply via Interfolio using this link.
  • You will need to submit a cover letter that includes a description of current or past technology-enhanced projects related to the teaching and learning of languages, a CV or resume, a teaching portfolio if available, a course proposal for at least one undergraduate language class (language open), a diversity statement, and at least two letters of reference.
  • This is a three-year position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with benefits and the possibility of renewal. 
  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until position is filled.  Targeted start date of January 5, 2023 or July 1, 2023.
  • Please direct any questions to, Chair of Search Committee, CLS Director.

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