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LINGUIST List 23.4275

Fri Oct 12 2012

Jobs: Spanish; Phonetics; Phonology; General Ling: Asst Prof, U of Massachusetts Amherst

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Oct-2012
From: Patricia Gubitosi <gubitosispanport.umass.edu>
Subject: Spanish; Phonetics; Phonology; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.umass.edu/llc/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages,
Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites
applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Hispanic
Linguistics to begin September 1, 2013. Interested candidates must have a
PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The desirable candidate will
complement the current strengths of our Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. programs.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Phonetics and/or
Phonology. However, candidates with strong research records in Semantics,
Pragmatics or related fields will also be considered. Native or near native
fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese,
Catalan or a native language of Latin America is highly desirable. Duties
include teaching Hispanic Linguistics courses at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, advising undergraduate and graduate students, directing
theses and dissertations in his/her area of expertise, and performing
service duties as required by the department and the University. Candidates
should have a distinguished research and teaching record.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, sample of
scholarly work, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and three
letters of recommendation to the mailing address below. All applications
will be acknowledged.

Screening of applications will begin December 7, 2012. Initial interviews
of candidates will be conducted at the January 2013 MLA Convention in
Boston, MA.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College
Consortium, with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and
a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career
couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department is committed to
developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and
members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair Search Committee
418 Herter Hall
161 Presidents Drive
UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
USA
Contact Information:
Patricia Gubitosi
Email: gubitosispanport.umass.edu

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