Ma / MSc Student – Indiana State University
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Web Address: https://www.indstate.edu/cas/lll
Level: MA / MSc
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)
Specialty Areas: ESL, French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish language teaching
Indiana State University is offering a two-year, fully funded Graduate Assistantship position within the Master of Arts in TESL and Linguistics program. This position includes a tuition waiver and stipend for a graduate teaching or research assistant. We are seeking a candidate who can teach either English as a Second Language (ESL) or a beginning foreign language at the undergraduate level. For language instruction, we require advanced level proficiency in the language of instruction. In the area of foreign language instruction, we are seeking a candidate with one of the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish. Special consideration will be given to Indiana residents but applications are open to any interested student.
As a graduate student in the Master of Arts TESL and Linguistics program, you will be a full-time student earning 33 credits (taking a maximum of 9 credits per semester) over 2 years. Our TESL area focuses on the acquisition and teaching of languages, especially English as a second language. Courses include a mixture of hands-on practical teaching and theory. Course offerings in the area of linguistics include applied linguistics, language acquisition, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, fieldwork, research methods, and various special topics courses.
Our MA program prepares students for careers in teaching and education, industry, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as continuing study at the PhD level in TESL, Linguistics, Second Language Studies, and related fields. Additionally, our department promotes experiential learning and strives to offer community engagement related to linguistics.
The smaller size of our program allows for high levels of interaction between students and faculty with many opportunities for research projects and involvement in various campus organizations. The department specializes in research related to second language acquisition (Drs. D’Amico and Sterling) and sociolingusitics and dialectology (Drs. Bakos and Jose) and has several ongoing collaborative research agendas with actively engaged students. Several of our recent graduates have presented their work at national conferences such as the American Association of Applied Linguistics and New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV). In select cases, these presentations have led to publications with faculty in academic journals.
To apply please complete the online application found at the web address for applications below.
Your application must include:
1. A resume or CV
2. A personal statement/letter of intent
3. All transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s)
4. A list of three academic references with name, job title, affiliation/school, and contact information for each reference
5. Proof of English proficiency for speakers of English as a second language (i.e. TOEFL, ELS, or IELTS scores) – for full list of acceptable proof of English proficiency see the list at https://www.indstate.edu/cgps/graduate/apply/international-degree-seeking-application
The graduate teaching assistantship will be guaranteed for two years, provided that the student is in good standing and making sufficient academic progress after the first academic year.
Contact Information: Dr. Melanie D’Amico, Graduate Program Director, mdamicoindstate.edu
Applications Deadline: 30-Jun-2020
Web Address for Applications: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/indstate/
Dr Melanie D’Amico