LINGUIST List 4.940

Fri 12 Nov 1993

Jobs: Speech Communication, Slavic

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  1. AHARRIS - Alan Harris, Speech Communication
  2. "SL-Library", Position: Slavic Linguistics/Philology

Message 1: Speech Communication

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1993 3:49:46 -Speech Communication
From: AHARRIS - Alan Harris <VCSPC005VAX.CSUN.EDU>
Subject: Speech Communication

Please post immediately:
The Department of Speech Communication, California State University,
Northridge, plans to hire, pending funding, one and possibly two Assistant
Professors for Fall, 1994. We are searching for faculty with strong
backgrounds in the following subject areas: argumentation, rhetorical theory,
rhetorical criticism, communication theory, interpersonal communication,
organizational communication, intercultural communication, performance
studies, cultural studies, language behavior, and/or communication research
methodologies. We also encourage applications from individuals qualified to
direct an active forensics and debate program.

We are not so concerned about the candidate's area of specialization as we are
with finding an individual who will best complement the strengths of our
department. We offer major programs in three areas: 1) rhetoric, 2)
communication theory, and 3) performance, language, and cultural studies. We
are particularly interested in finding individuals who appreciate the
connections among these three areas and who are qualified to teach and condcut
research in more than one of these areas.

Our program consists of students of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
It is important, therefore, that candidates recognize the values of
multicultural education and are sensitive to the demands of an increasingly
diverse student population.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree completed prior to the beginning of the Fall,
1994, semester. Prior teaching experience at the the university level
preferred; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of
scholarly productivity and a commitment to an ongoing program of research
leading to publication.

Address inquiries and applications to: Paul Krivonos, Chair, Dept. of Speech
Communication (SPCH), California State University, Northridge, Northridge CA
91330-8257. Review of completed files begins February 1, 1994, and continues
until positions are filled, or until May 20, 1994. [We will be interviewing at
SCA, November 18-21, Miami Beach].
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Message 2: Position: Slavic Linguistics/Philology

Date: 12 Nov 1993 09:54:02 -0500Position: Slavic Linguistics/Philology
From: "SL-Library" <>
Subject: Position: Slavic Linguistics/Philology

The Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, Boston College, is searching for
appropriate candidates for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) opening in
Slavic Linguistics/Philology beginning Sept 1994.
PhD in Slavic or Linguistics required and an ability in classical and modern
Appt entails versatile teaching (3-3) and scholarship in areas of:
 Russian and secondary Slavic languages, including Ukrainian;
 Slavic and general linguistics and philology;
 Russian literature (esp poetics) and cultural history.

Request details with c.v. to
 M.J. Connolly, Chmn, Slavic/Eastern,
 Boston College / Carney 236
 Chestnut Hill MA 02167-3806 (USA)

eMail: Connolly/
telephone: +1 617/552.3911/12

BC is an AA/EEO employer. Deadline: 15 December 1993.

number of openings: one (1)
type of position: full time
academic rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
area of specialization:
 Slavic Linguistics (historical-comparative orientation, with secondary Slavic
languages, preferably including Ukrainian;
 Russian literature and cultural history;
 Russian language
 PhD Slavic Linguistics or Philology;
 native or near-native ability in Russian;
 working familiarity with secondary Slavic languages, Ukrainian especially
 research abilities in Latin, Greek, French, and German;
 promsing indications for future teaching and research accomplishments in
Slavic linguistics and philology;
 ability to work in and teach Russian and other Slavic literatures from a
Jakobsonian structural approach and with a good awareness and appreciation of
English and other Western literatures;
 demonstrable ability to teach Russian language, especially at the
Intermediate level, within a traditional grammatical framework and to help
coordinate a Russian-language instruction program.

 Because of the very specific nature of this description, some candidates have
asked whether there is already an 'in-house' candidate. The answer to this is
'no', this is an honest and open search, in which a small department with an
excellent balance and working atmosphere is seeking to fill defined needs that
have arisen due to a faculty retirement.
 We welcome all applications from versatile candidates who believe that they
meet a major subset of the qualifications.
 Needless to say for a university community where English is the working
language, near-native fluency in English is an absolute requirement, and skill
with the language most highly desirable.

At this stage of the search we need only CVs and statements. We shall request
transcripts and references only from a selection of candidates , although these
may be sent now if an applicant so desires.

We hope to close the gathering of applications in mid-December and to conduct
interviews in January, beginning with visitors to the LSA Convention in Boston.

We shall *not* be interviewing at AAASS, MLA, or AATSEEL, although our
institutional AAASS representative (Prof Michael Kreps) will be at the AAASS
and is willing to speak informally with anyone looking for more details about
the Department.

M.J. Connolly, Chairman
Slavic & Eastern Languages, Boston College
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