Faculty Membership Information

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in SLAT recognizes three kinds of formal affiliation:

  • ‘Regular’ faculty membership in SLAT is available to tenured or tenure-track faculty in any department or program at The University of Arizona who have a significant level of interest and expertise related to second language acquisition and teaching, including Linguistic, Cognitive, Socio-cultural, and Instructional dimensions of L2 learning.
  • Affiliate’ faculty membership in SLAT is available to non-tenure-track faculty at The University of Arizona who have a significant level of interest and expertise related to second language acquisition and teaching, including Linguistic, Cognitive, Socio-cultural, and Instructional dimensions of L2 learning.
  • ‘Associate’ faculty membership in SLAT is available to tenured or tenure-track faculty in any department or program at The University of Arizona who have expertise in areas related to second language acquisition and teaching, such as literature, literacy, or statistics, and also some degree of interest/expertise in second language acquisition and teaching.

Affiliate and Associate faculty members may not chair comprehensive examinations or dissertation committees.

Requests for affiliation must include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining why the faculty member seeks formal affiliation and what specific benefits will accrue to the SLAT program if the request is granted. Details of envisioned contributions (e.g., mentoring, advising, leading workshops, writing or reading group organizing, other) beyond teaching and research in the area of applied linguistics should be outlined in the letter.

Affiliation requests will be assigned a sponsor (a regular member of the SLAT faculty) by the Program chair. The sponsor will be responsible for presenting the request for consideration to the SLAT Executive Council. Affiliation is granted by majority vote of the SLAT Executive Council membership.