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LINGUIST List 23.4389

Fri Oct 19 2012

Jobs: Spanish; Phonology, Sociophonetics, Corpus Ling: Asst Prof, Penn State University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Oct-2012
From: Bonnie Rossman <bjr19psu.edu>
Subject: Spanish; Phonology, Sociophonetics, Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Penn State University
Department: Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.psu.edu
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Laboratory Phonology, Sociophonetics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at The
Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line
position in Hispanic linguistics (area focus open) at the Assistant
Professor rank (beginning or advanced), with an August 2013
starting date. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda
who will help us build on the strengths recognized by our program's
recent NRC ranking. The ideal candidate should conduct
community/corpus- or laboratory-based research that will add to the
Department's significant presence in and contribution to Penn State's
Center for Language Science (http://lsrg.psu.edu/), a highly
interdisciplinary and collaborative group of researchers who share
common interests in language acquisition, processing, variation and
change, and an array of issues pertaining to bi- and multi-lingualism.

Candidates should possess native or near native fluency in Spanish,
as well as a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics or a related field. The Ph.D.
must be in hand at time of appointment. Candidates should show
clear evidence of strong scholarly potential and teaching excellence.
Desirable research areas include but are not limited to: laboratory
phonology, sociophonetics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.
Knowledge of Italian and/or Portuguese is a plus. The successful
candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish
linguistics and will have the opportunity to be affiliated with Penn
State's Program in Linguistics and the Center for Language Science.

Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be
guaranteed full review. Please send a letter of application describing
both current and future research and teaching/mentoring experience,
along with a CV, and representative publications. Applications for the
position must be submitted electronically at the application URL
below. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent
to Bonnie Rossman at the contact email address below.

Employment will require successful completion of background
check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is
committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of
its workforce.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/
Contact Information:
Bonnie Rossman
Email: bjr19psu.edu
Phone: 814-867-4430
Fax: 814-863-8882
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