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LINGUIST List 23.4652

Tue Nov 06 2012

Jobs: African Languages; Second Lang Acq: Asst/Assoc Prof, U of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Date: 05-Nov-2012
From: Christopher Harwood <ckharwoodwisc.edu>
Subject: African Languages; Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department: Department of African Languages and Literature
Job Location: Wisconsin, USA
Web Address: http://www.wisc.edu/
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; African Languages; Second Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Swahili (swh)
                            Afroasiatic
                            Khoisan
                            Niger-Congo
                            Nilo-Saharan

Description:

The Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of
Wisconsin at Madison seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar at the rank of
assistant or associate professor in second language acquisition, with a
specialty in African languages beginning August 2013. Preference will be
given to candidates whose scholarship and/or teaching focus on Swahili, but
other African languages will be considered, e.g., Yoruba or Zulu.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the latest theoretical trends and
research methods in SLA and be able to assume a leadership role in training
and supervising TAs and other language instructors for multiple languages
that we offer in the department. S/he will be expected to teach courses at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conduct research in his/her
area of specialization. The successful candidate will be a vital member of the
country's oldest African language department, a top tier African Studies
Program, as well as an affiliate faculty of the thriving interdisciplinary doctoral
program in SLA.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in second language acquisition, applied
linguistics, or closely related field by the time of appointment; demonstrated
ability to conduct research in the candidate's area of specialization; and
native or near-native fluency in an African language.

The salary for the position will be based on the individual's qualifications and
experience and will be competitive.

Please send a cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and
experience, a CV, a research statement, and a statement of teaching
philosophy. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by
three recommenders. All application materials should be sent as e-mail
attachments to the application email address below. Where necessary, the
address for materials and letters are to be sent to Professor Aliko Songolo at
the application address below. To ensure full consideration, applications must
be received no later than December 12, 2012.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the
applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed
confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to
employment.

Additional information is available at the application URL below.

Madison promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified
individuals to apply.

Application Deadline: 12-Dec-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Aliko Songolo
Department of African Languages & Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
USA
Email Address for Applications: asongolowisc.edu
Web Address for Applications: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=74942
Contact Information:
Department Administrator Christopher Harwood
Email: ckharwoodwisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-2487

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