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Faculty Position, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Department of English Language Teaching

The Department of English Language Teaching at Bilkent University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2023. Candidates are mainly expected to teach courses in the MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language program.
Qualifications and expected experience include
  • A doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics or a related field,
  • Graduate level teaching experience, which might include but not limited to experience in the following target areas: sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and/or second language acquisition
  • Active research agenda in the target areas as evidenced by relevant high-quality publications in reputable journals
  • Thesis advising in the target areas
  • Working with preservice/inservice English teachers
To apply
Candidates should apply online at, submitting the following: a letter of interest, CV, research statement and teaching statement along with contact information for five academic referees. Review of application will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

About us
MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program is designed for practising and aspiring teachers with a scholarly mindset. It was established in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now firmly established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on both research and promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. Over 30 years, hundreds of teachers from around the country have successfully completed the MA TEFL program, and many of them are now holding leadership and/or academic positions at reputable institutions (
Bilkent University is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits include rent-free furnished housing on campus, air-fare, paid annual leave, health centres on both campuses, medical insurance, lunch vouchers, and free access to on-campus facilities such as gyms, semi-olympic indoor swimming pool, outdoor and indoor tennis courts.
Located on a beautiful campus in the cradle of civilizations, Bilkent University, with its diverse educational programs, scientific and scholarly research endeavours, and artistic and cultural activities, aims to help students/individuals develop themselves as critical, analytical and independent thinkers and life-long learners. Bilkent offers a vibrant international community with more than 800 faculty members, one-fourth of this number coming from 37 countries. Currently there are about 13,000 students in 10 faculties. Bilkent University has a Symphony Orchestra which performs about 30 concerts every year, inviting internationally renowned artists (