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LINGUIST List 19.3494

Mon Nov 17 2008

Jobs: Spanish & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Texas A&M U

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        1.    J. Lawrence Mitchell, Spanish & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA


Message 1: Spanish & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: J. Lawrence Mitchell <j-mitchelltamu.edu>
Subject: Spanish & Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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University or Organization: Texas A&M University
Department: Hispanic Studies
Job Location: USA
Web Address: http://hisp.tamu.edu/
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

Spanish Applied Linguistics. Associate Professor or advanced Assistant
Professor.

The Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University invites
applications in the field of Spanish Applied Linguistics, beginning
September 1, 2009. We seek a colleague with expertise in one or more of
the following areas: Spanish-English bilingualism, Spanish as a second
and/or heritage language, and Spanish pedagogy at the university level.
Ancillary interests might include computational linguistics, corpus
linguistics, or sociolinguistics.

Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in Spanish Applied linguistics, Hispanic
linguistics, or other relevant field; at least near-native fluency in
Spanish; the capacity to teach and supervise students at all levels, with
evidence of strong organizational skills. Experience with CALL or
coordinating language courses preferred. Applications will be considered
until the position is filled, but initial interviews will be conducted at
the MLA meeting in San Francisco, December 27-30, 2008. Interactive
conference interviews may also be arranged.

A flagship institution, Texas A&M is an AAU, Research Intensive University.
The 2005 NACUBO Endowment Study ranks Texas A&M University and Foundations
as ninth among all U.S. institutions of higher learning in the market value
of its endowment assets. Current enrollment is about 48,000. The Sterling
Evans Library provides extensive technological and professional support for
research and there are important collections of Cervantes and Colonial
Mexico in our Special Collections Library. The College of Liberal Arts has
6000 majors in 13 departments and places special emphasis on development of
diversity, internationalization and national research visibility of its
faculty. The Department is in its fourth year as an independent,
Ph.D.-grant unit with more than 20 full-time faculty, 174 undergraduate
majors and 42 graduate students. It houses the Anuario de Estudios
Cervantinos, Cine y, Comparative Linguistics Bibliography, and Hispanic
Poetry Review. We offer a teaching load of 2-2 and provide generous
research incentives through multiple sources such as the Glasscock
Humanities Center, the Vice President for Research Program for Enhancement
of Scholarly Activities and support for competitive grant development,
including possibility of internal release time. We expect publications in
nationally and internationally recognized, refereed presses and journals.

College Station is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of
approximately 190,000 with relatively low cost of living, affordable
housing and ranked public schools. Minorities and women are strongly
encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, deeply committed to
diversity and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

Applicants should send a CV, samples of recent publications, and three
letters of recommendation to J. Lawrence Mitchell, Interim Head, at the
address provided below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Head J. Lawrence Mitchell
Department of Hispanic Studies
4238 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4238
USA
Contact Information:
Dr. J. Lawrence Mitchell
Email: j-mitchelltamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-2164
Fax: 979-845-6421
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