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LINGUIST List 25.2643

Thu Jun 19 2014

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Associate Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jun-2014
From: Jon Amastae <jamastaeutep.edu>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Associate Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Languages & Linguistics
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/langling
Job Title: Associate Professor of Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Description:

Position Description & Qualifications: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking an Associate Professor of Language Acquisition, with tenure. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics with specialization in Language Acquisition, significant preparation in theoretical linguistics, success in research and publication that combines linguistic theory with empirically grounded investigation in acquisition/bilingualism, and promise of significant contribution to the research profile of the UTEP Linguistics Program. Experimental/quantitative skills are essential. Proficiency in Spanish or another Romance language is desirable. The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly achievement and a commitment to research and teaching. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, academic transcripts, and complete contact information for three current professional references to Prof María-Socorro Tabuenca (details below).

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

About UTEP & El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students, about 80 percent of them Hispanic, and is the only research university in the country with a majority Mexican-American student body. UTEP has been ranked first in the nation by Washington Monthly for fostering social mobility.

UTEP’s eight colleges offer 71 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 20 doctoral degrees, with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $80 million in annual research spending ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; its $40 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. UTEP is currently undergoing a transformation, which includes $300 million in recent building expansions, renovations, and infrastructure improvements.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP recently awarded its 110,000th degree since its founding in 1914. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $369 million in local business volume and contributes over 7,050 jobs and $452 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting programs that are open to the public, including Division I athletics; award-winning theater, dance, and music; the internationally acclaimed Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts; the Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens; and continuing and lifelong education opportunities.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof María-Socorro Tabuenca
Dept of Languages & Linguistics
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968
USA
Email Address for Applications: mtabuencutep.edu
Contact Information:
Prof Jon Amastae
Email: jamastaeutep.edu

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