Funded PhD program with TA'ships in Turkish language pedagogy at the University of Arizona

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NOTE: Application deadline is Thursday 5 December 2019

Program: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching 
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Level: Ph.D. 

Institution/Organization: University of Arizona 

Duties: Teaching 

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education


Required Language(s): Turkish


The primary goal of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) is to provide rigorous graduate-level training to prepare the future leadership in the field of applied linguistics at all levels of instruction. To achieve this goal, the SLAT program foregrounds a strong interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of how second languages are learned, used and maintained, and equips graduate students with the knowledge and skills to carry out high-quality research studies and offer practical solutions to language-related real-world problems. 


The SLAT Ph.D. program offers one teaching assistantship in collaboration with the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies for students who are interested in teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language and admitted to its Ph.D. program. The award includes: 100% of tuition covered in semesters worked (fees not included), health insurance coverage, and an annual stipend of $17,000 for at least four years, with the possibility of a fifth year. The award recipient will teach beginning and intermediate language courses in Turkish.

The minimum application requirements are: 
- A MA or MS in applied linguistics, foreign language education or closely related area in hand before the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year; 
- Submission of a complete application by December 5th, 2019; 
- Test scores from the GRE exam;
- High fluency in English and Turkish. 
- Applicants from outside the U.S. should also submit scores from the TOEFL or IELTS. 

We will consider any applicant who meets these criteria and wishes to pursue advanced studies in applied linguistics with an interest in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. As a program and a university, we are committed to welcoming students of all personal, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 

Please visit for more information, or contact Prof. Beatrice Dupuy, Chair, at bdupuy[at]email[dot]edu

Applications Deadline: 5-Dec-2019 

Web Address for Applications:


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