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Wed Aug 16 2000

Jobs: Socioling, Asst Prof, New Zealand

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Message 1: Sociolinguistics

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 15:23:08 +1200
From: Kate Kearns <k.kearnsling.canterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: Sociolinguistics

POSITION: Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor), continuing
position (equivalent to TENURED)
AREAS REQUIRED: Sociolinguistics, general linguistics
UNIVERSITY: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
DEPARTMENT: Department of Linguistics
FINAL DATE OF APPLICATION: 25TH OCTOBER 2000
STARTING DATE: 1st JULY 2001, or later by negotiation
CONTACT FOR APPLICATION INQUIRIES:
The Human Resources Manager,
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
Christchurch,
New Zealand.
For applications/application enquiries, please quote Vacancy No LG145.

CONTACT FOR ACADEMIC AND DEPARTMENT ENQUIRIES: Professor Lyle Campbell, at
<linguisticsling.canterbury.ac.nz>
WEB PAGES: University of Canterbury <www.canterbury.ac.nz>,
Linguistics Department <www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz>


 Applications are invited for the continuing/tenured position of
LECTURER (equivalent to North American ASSISTANT PROFESSOR) in the area
of SOCIOLINGUISTICS in the DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS.

 The minimum qualification on appointment is a Ph.D. in linguistics.
The major responsibilities of the position are: to teach undergraduate
and graduate courses in sociolinguistics and general linguistics, to
conduct active research in sociolinguistics, and to supervise research
students. Candidates should be excellent teachers at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and be comfortable and effective with
large as well as small classes. Preference will be given to applicants
who have strong training and experience in sociolinguistics, as well as
linguistics in general; have demonstrated teaching strengths; and are
currently engaged in, or can develop, active and successful
sociolinguistic research projects.

The following attributes make this an attractive position:
(1) The Department of Linguistics is one of the strongest in the
Southern Hemisphere with very successful research projects and
productive staff (faculty).
(2) The position is continuing, that is equivalent to "tenured" in North
America.
(3) After each six years' service, academic staff qualify for a full
12-month long study leave (or sabbatical) with full pay. Alternatively,
if preferred, shorter study leaves can be taken after shorter periods of
service.
(4) Academic staff in Linguistics are eligible once every three years
for fellowships with excellent travel support for up to 3 months, known
as Erskine Fellowships.
(5) The resources for research support and international conference
travel are excellent.
(6) The cost of living in Christchurch is low compared with most
European countries, Australia, and much of North America; housing is
inexpensive.
(7) The University of Canterbury is situated in Christchurch, the
largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, with a population of
around 350,000, with the advantages of a large city (good schools,
hospitals, theatre, concerts, etc.) with few of the disadvantages. The
scenery is extremely beautiful and the climate is gentle (no extremes of
cold or heat); outdoor recreational facilities are excellent.
Christchurch is on the sea and near the Southern Alps, with its
ski-fields and hiking trails.

Applications, quoting Vacancy No LG145, must be received by the closing
date of 25 October 2000 and should be addressed to: The Human Resources
Manager, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New
Zealand.

(Dr) Kate Kearns
Linguistics Department
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand
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