LINGUIST List 4.1057

Wed 15 Dec 1993

Jobs: Full Professorship, First Nations

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  1. "James W. Reese", Syntax position in Japan: Full Professor
  2. Margaret Anderson, University of Northern British Columbia: First Nations

Message 1: Syntax position in Japan: Full Professor

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 93 14:44:46 ESSyntax position in Japan: Full Professor
From: "James W. Reese" <R505040%UNIVSCVM.BITNETpucc.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Syntax position in Japan: Full Professor

 Position: Linguistics
 Kansai Gaidai University
 Osaka, Japan

 Kansai Gaidai University, located halfway between Osaka and Kyoto,
 will have an opening for a Full Professor of linguistics starting
 in September, 1994. We are looking for a qualified person with
 current experience in generative grammar to teach graduate and
 undergraduate courses in linguistics and to provide supervision of
 master's and doctoral candidates. Courses are conducted in English.

 Qualifications: Doctorate in linguistics with current experience in
 generative grammar. A minimum of two - three years'
 teaching experience. Overseas teaching/living
 experience a plus.

 Salary: Starting at Y6 million per year (US$54,545 at US$1=Y110)
 depending upon qualifications and experience. Furnished
 housing, round trip air fare US - Japan, visa sponsorship.
 One-year renewable contract for up to three years with longer
 terms negotiable.

 To Apply: Send CV and three letters of recommendation. Have current
 transcripts reflecting all post-secondary education and
 highest degree earned, sent directly from the registrar.

 Contact: Hajime Yamamoto, Dean
 Center for International Education
 Kansai Gaidai University
 16-1 Kitakatahoko-cho
 Hirakata City, Osaka 573 Japan
 Fax: Intl+81-720-50-9011

 No telephone inquiries will be accepted.

 Application Deadline: March 31, 1994.

 From: The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 15, 1993
 Categories: Foreign languages and literatures, Humanities, Other social
 sciences, Social sciences, Faculty and Research Positions.
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Message 2: University of Northern British Columbia: First Nations

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 10:37:44 University of Northern British Columbia: First Nations
From: Margaret Anderson <>
Subject: University of Northern British Columbia: First Nations

The University of Northern British Columbia is a new provincially funded
institution with a main campus in Prince George, British Columbia;
the university has a mandate to respond to the post-secondary
educational goals of the entire northern two-thirds of the province.
This is an area in which there are sixteen Tribal Councils, and over
76 bands and a dozen urban Friendship centres. There are numerous
First Nations languages spoken in these the territories of these
groups: Haida, Tsimshian, Gitksan, Nisga'a, Haisla, Nuxalk, Shuswap,
Tlingit, Tahltan, and a large number of Athapascan languages,
including Wet'suwet'en, Carrier, Beaver, Sekani, Tsilqot'in, etc.

UNBC has designated 5 areas as special focuses: First Nations Studies,
Environmental Studies, Women's Studies, Northern Studies, and
International Studies (focussed on the circumpolar north, Pacific Rim and
international indigenous peoples). Each of these areas will be included
within as many of the university's programmes as possible. For example
First Nations History will be taught within the History Programme, and
First Nations political issues will be addressed in the politics
programme. There is also a separate Programme in First Nations Studies,
which will offer focussed undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.
A major emphasis will be on the languages, cultures and contemporary issues
of the First Nations of northern BC. We want to find academics who will
contribute to these areas and can work in partnership with First
Nations language teachers in community-based teaching. Rank and type of
appointment are negotiable, and salary is competititve. We currently have a
large "omnibus" advertisement out for over 100 positions in a variety of area.
The ad includes a listing of position number FN1 which is for First Nations
languages and cultures.

Applicants must provide a current CV and the names of 3 references.
The cover letter for applications should indicate that it should be
placed in "competition number FN1".

In accordance with Canadian law, preference will be given
to applicants who are eligible to work in Canada.

The appointment of faculty with extensive experience with First
Nations will be an asset to UNBC in fulfilling its mandate, and
members of First Nations are particularly invited to apply; membership in
other underrepresented groups (women, visible minorities and persons
with disabilities) will also be viewed as an asset.

Applications may be submitted to the following address:

Human Resources
University of Northern British Columbia
P.O. Bag 1950, Station A
Prince George, British Columbia
V2L 5P2

Interested applicants are also invited to call the Programme Chair for
further information. The programme chair is Margaret Seguin Anderson and
she can be reached at (604) 960-5777. Email for her can be sent to:
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