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LINGUIST List 20.3354

Mon Oct 05 2009

Jobs: Lang Documentation, Syntax: Asst Prof, U of Texas at Arlington

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        1.    Drew Burks, Language Documentation, Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA

Message 1: Language Documentation, Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
Date: 02-Oct-2009
From: Drew Burks <linguisticsuta.edu>
Subject: Language Documentation, Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
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University or Organization: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Linguistics & TESOL
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://ling.uta.edu
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Syntax


Description:

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Texas at
Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor in Language Documentation with a secondary
specialization in Syntax, to begin in fall 2010. Candidates must hold an
earned doctorate in linguistics or a related field, with college-level
teaching experience and evidence of success and continued promise in
publishing in this area. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful
candidate will have experience working in the field with community members.
We anticipate that this hire will contribute to two main areas in our
department: training students in linguistic fieldwork and language
documentation on NonWestern Languages, and teaching syntactic theory.
In addition, we are interested in candidates who can cover current offerings
in morphology or sociolinguistics or who would propose new courses in
language endangerment and documentation. Potential hires with a
successful track record in external grants are of particular interest.

We are a growing department, with a new chair and two additional new
faculty in the past two years, and we are planning to hire two additional
tenure-line faculty to start in Fall 2010. We have four graduate programs,
including a doctorate in linguistics. The University of Texas at Arlington
is aggressively pursuing Tier One status, seeking to increase doctoral
production, undergraduate graduation and retention rates, and
extramural funding. The University is highly diverse in its student
demographics, and is a doctoral-granting, research-intensive public
institution of 28,000 students in the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,
which has a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment
offerings. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged.

A letter of application for the position in Language Documentation and
Syntax describing teaching and research interests, a current curriculum
vitae, two writing samples, and three letters of reference from those most
familiar with the applicant's work should be sent by U.S. mail to the
address below or by email (with 'Attn: Language Documentation Search
Committee' in the subject) to the email address below.

For more information about the department, visit http://ling.uta.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin on November 30, 2009, and will
continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews are planned
for the 2010 LSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. This is a security sensitive
position, and a criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.
UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Language Documentation Search Committee
Department of Linguistics and TESOL
UT Arlington, Box 19559--Hammond Hall 403
Arlington, TX 76019-0559
USA
Email Address for Applications: linguisticsuta.edu
Web Address for Applications: http://ling.uta.edu
Contact Information:
Linguistics & TESOL
Email: linguisticsuta.edu
Phone: 817-272-3133

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