LINGUIST List 12.2610

Fri Oct 19 2001

Jobs: Linguistic Theory AsstProf, San Diego CA USA

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  1. Catherine Alioto, Linguistic theory: AsstProf at Univ of California, San Diego, CA USA

Message 1: Linguistic theory: AsstProf at Univ of California, San Diego, CA USA

Date: 19 Oct 2001 16:05:31 -0000
From: Catherine Alioto <>
Subject: Linguistic theory: AsstProf at Univ of California, San Diego, CA USA

Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Areas Required: Stong background in linguistic theory
Other Desired Areas: Research (please see ad)
University or Organization: University of California, San Diego
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: California
Country: San Diego
Final Date of Application: January 12, 2002
Contact: Catherine Alioto

Address for Applications:
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla
CA 92093-0108
San Diego

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San
Diego invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
assistant professor level in the linguistics of heritage
languages. The term 'heritage language' denotes a language other than
English that is associated with an individual's ethnic or cultural
background, and a 'heritage speaker' is someone who speaks or merely
understands a language (other than English) that was spoken at
home. This position is part of a new interdisciplinary initiative
(California Cultures in Comparative Perspectives) sponsored the Social
Sciences and Humanities and addressing ethnic, cultural, and
linguistic diversity in California.

The successful applicant should be a qualified linguist with a strong
background in linguistic theory and a research program concentrating
on issues of language loss, attrition, acquisition,
maintenance/preservation of heritage languages, or variation among
heritage language speakers/populations in California. Possible
languages include but are not limited to: Arabic, Cambodian,
Cantonese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native American languages of
California, Pashto, Persian, Slavic languages, Somali, Spanish,
Tagalog, Vietnamese. The successful applicant would be expected to
develop and help direct a program in the teaching and study of
heritage languages and their respective populations. The candidates
should have a Ph.D. in linguistics at the time of appointment.

If you would like to be interviewed at the meeting of the Linguistic
Society of America in San Francisco, send CV, statement of research
and teaching interests, evidence of teaching, and names, addresses,
e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by December
17, 2001 to the address below. Otherwise, the deadline for
applications is January 12, 2002.

University of California, San Diego 
CC Recruitment Committee
Department of Linguistics (0108)
9500 Gilman Drive, mc 0108
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108
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