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What You Need to Know About the Academic Job Market TESOL SLW Jobs

by Second Language Writing Interest Section | 19 Oct 2018
Resource Description:

Some topics discussed include:

- Where to look for academic jobs and how the TESOL/SLW Job Marketplace operates
- How to create a job application portfolio
- Jobs in different contexts: EAP programs, K-12, IEPs, and post-secondary
- Useful tips for the application process (e.g., portfolio system, recommendation letters, keeping track of applications and responses, contacting employers, and more)
- the hiring process from the departmental point of view
- tips for the interview, job talk, and campus visit

Audience: Teacher Training
Audience Language Proficiency: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
References: This webinar was facilitated by members of the Second Language Writing Interest Section’s leadership team: 

Aylin B. Atilgan Relyea, 
Teaching Faculty, English as a Second Language Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Megan M. Siczek, 
Assistant Professor and Director, English for Academic Purposes, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Veronika Maliborska, 
Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, Boston MA
Betsy Gilliland, Associate Professor, 
Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Special thanks to:

Second Language Writing Interest Section Steering Committee Members:
Ilka Kostka, 
Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Sandra Zappa-Hollman, 
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Tanita Saenkhum, 
Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Michelle Kim, 
Professional Learning Coordinator, TESOL International Association, Alexandria, VA

Online job portals for language jobs

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Career Center

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Canada University Affairs

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle Vitae


Inside Higher Ed

Linguist List

TESOL Career Center

Times Higher Education

UK jobs

Other resources

AAAL Graduate Student Facebook (FB) page

WPA and WAC email lists

Email listservs

Fellow graduates and alumni FB pages/social networks

HR websites of universities

Institutions’ FB pages

SLWIS Facebook page

TESOL affiliates

Articles and blog posts

University of California San Francisco, Interviewing for academic jobs

University of Washington Career Center, Academic job talks

The Guardian, How to shine in an academic interview

American Speech Language Hearing Association,  Interviewing for a faculty position

University Affairs (Canada), Preparing for the academic job interview

Karen Kelsky, The quick and relatively painless guide to your academic job search

TESOL Interest Section: Teacher Education