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LINGUIST List 24.3766

Tue Sep 24 2013

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology; Socioling; Syntax; Text/Corpus Ling: Asst Prof, University of Pennsylvania

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

Date: 24-Sep-2013
From: Amy Forsyth <aforsythling.upenn.edu>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://ling.upenn.edu/
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in the study of language variation at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2014. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed before taking the position. The Department of Linguistics is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).

The Department is interested in the general study of language variation, which includes change and variation across languages and dialects as well as in a single speech community. The topics of investigation are also broad, within the domain of sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, multilingualism, experimental linguistics etc.  Regardless of the specialization and methodology, the successful candidate should demonstrate ability to initiate original research in language variation that contributes to our understanding of the language faculty. 

The applicant should present a proven record of research and the potential for establishing a research program with extramural funding.  The successful candidate must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction including introductory level courses. 

Candidates are to apply at the application URL below. Include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and representative publications. Applicants must also submit the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide a letter of reference. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Submitting a cover letter or teaching evaluations are optional.

Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  It is advised that candidates apply as early as possible. Inquiries may be sent to the application email address below.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with disabilities/ veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: searchling.upenn.edu
Web Address for Applications: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/61
Contact Information:
Amy Forsyth
Email: aforsythling.upenn.edu

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