LINGUIST List 11.476

Mon Mar 6 2000

Jobs: Creole Lang:Assist/Associate Prof. Puerto Rico

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  1. Dr.Lowell Fiet, Creole Lang: Assistant/Associate Prof. at U of Puerto Rico, USA

Message 1: Creole Lang: Assistant/Associate Prof. at U of Puerto Rico, USA

Date: 4 Mar 2000 16:21:57 -0000
From: Dr.Lowell Fiet <>
Subject: Creole Lang: Assistant/Associate Prof. at U of Puerto Rico, USA

Rank of Job: Assistant or Associate Professor
Areas Required: Creole Languages
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: University of Puerto Rico
Department: English
State or Province: Puerto Rico
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: open until filled
Contact: Dr. Lowell Fiet

Address for Applications:
Personnel Committee, Department of English, P.O. Box 23356, University
of Puerto Rico
San Juan
PR 00931-3356

Anticipated tenure-track position for a specialist in Creole Languages.

The position would be available from August 1, 2000, and the appointment
made at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding applicants
may also be considered at the Associate level. All candidates should
have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The candidate should
have primary field work experience on the Anglophone Creoles of the
Caribbean but further experience with an additional lexifier creole
(e.g. Haitian, Papiamentu, etc.) is highly desireable. Graduate training
should generally be in Linguistics, but candidates with experience in
Anthropology and/or folklore are also desired and welcome. In addition,
candidates should have specific training in language as a cultural or
social construction and also broad familiarity with formal aspects of
language study.

This position is intended to complement an already existing one in
creole studies and is geared towards course offerings in our new Ph.D.
program in Caribbean Studies. Applicants must demonstrate the potential
to establish a research program leading to fundamental contributions in
the field. They are expected to teach broad-based introductory
linguistics courses at the undergraduate level; to advise graduate
students; to teach graduate courses in the field of creole languages.

For the rank of Associate Professor, the applicant must also demonstrate
a strong record of independent research and publication with national
and international recognition.

Send curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and
summary of research interests to: Personnel Committee, Department of
English/College of Humanities, PO Box 23356, San Juan, PR 00931-3356.
E-mail: or

The position will remain open until filled. 

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