LINGUIST List 4.882

Tue 26 Oct 1993

Jobs: Syntax, Theoretical, Applied

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  1. Frederick Newmeyer, Syntax job at Washington
  2. , Theoretical, Applied

Message 1: Syntax job at Washington

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1993 08:33:58 Syntax job at Washington
From: Frederick Newmeyer <>
Subject: Syntax job at Washington

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington.
A tenure-track appointment is intended in the area of syntactic theory
beginning September 1994. A specialization in a non-Indo-European language
and an interest in collaborative work with other cognitive scientists on
campus are especially desirable. Applicants should have the Ph. D. degree
and be highly qualified for undergraduate and graduate teaching and
independent research. Applications, including a curriculum vitae,
statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of
recommendation should be sent to Professor Frederick J. Newmeyer, Chair,
Department of Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195,
USA. Priority will be given to applications received before December 1,
1993. Please include your e-mail address. The University of Washington is
building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications
from women and minority candidates, AA/EOE.
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Message 2: Theoretical, Applied

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1993 16:18:55 Theoretical, Applied
From: <DOUGHTYCGUVAX.bitnet>
Subject: Theoretical, Applied

 The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University
invites applications for two tenure-track positions in linguistics
at the assistant professor level, beginning August 1994.
Depending on the qualifications of applicants, one position may be
offered at the associate professor level.

 The ideal candidate for the position in Applied and
Theoretical Linguistics would have a strong publication and
research program, as well as graduate and undergraduate teaching
experience in contemporary linguistic theory (e.g., syntax,
semantics or phonology) and a demonstrated ability to relate that
research to language learning and other applied linguistics topics
such as language assessment, reading or writing. Ability to offer
courses on bilingualism, first language acquisition, morphology
and/or research methods would also be desirable.

 The ideal candidate for the position in Applied Linguistics
would have a strong publication and research program, as well as
graduate and undergraduate teaching experience in second language
learning and teaching, especially in areas such as second language
reading, ESL/EFL, bilingualism, and/or sociolinguistic or
ethnographic analysis of classroom interaction. Ability to offer
undergraduate linguistics courses would be desirable.

 Georgetown University's Department of Linguistics is a major
international center of teaching and research in linguistics, with
programs in applied, computational, socio-, and theoretical
linguistics. The department offers B.S., M.A.T., M.S., and Ph.D.
degrees. About half of its students are from overseas. Due to
retirements more than turnover, over half of the department's
faculty has been hired within the past three years. At the
completion of current searches, the department will have 18 full-
time faculty.

 The Department of Linguistics is a member of the School of
Languages and Linguistics, which has separate departments of
Arabic, Chinese/Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Russian, and Spanish. Many language departments also have
linguists on faculty. In addition, the Department of Linguistics
maintains close ties with the Division of English as a Foreign
Language, which each term enrolls 150 students from a wide range
of first language backgrounds in six levels of instruction.

 The research interests of current Linguistics faculty
include: adaptive resonance models of language learning; Arabic
linguistics; classroom interaction; conversational style; corpus
linguistics; crosscultural communication; discourse analysis;
discourse analysis as a teaching tool; English for specific
purposes; English reflexives; formal semantics; Hindi morphology
and syntax; the history of English; international aspects of
bilingualism and ESOL; language and aging; language and law;
language policy and planning; language teaching methodology;
lexical representation, semantic weight and semantic change;
linguistics and therapy; natural language processing; non-native
writing; phonology/phonetics; Polish language variation;
pragmatics; register mixing in academic writing; second language
acquisition; semantics-syntax interface; syntax; syntax-pragmatics
interface; and traditional computer models of the learning of
serial linguistic structures.

 Ph.D. required prior to appointment. Send letter of
application, CV, representative publications, and three letters of
reference to: Search Committee, Department of Linguistics,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1068. Deadline for
full consideration of applications is December 1, 1993. Georgetown
is an AA/EO employer.
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