LINGUIST List 6.432

Sat 25 Mar 1995

Jobs: Syntax, Second Language Acquisition, Japanese

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  1. "Bruce Downing", Temp Position in Syntax
  2. Marianna Di Paolo, L2 Theory Job Ad
  3. Kaoru Horie, Job: Japanese

Message 1: Temp Position in Syntax

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 95 13:37:15 -0Temp Position in Syntax
From: "Bruce Downing" <>
Subject: Temp Position in Syntax

The Program in Linguistics, Institute of Linguistics and Asian
and Slavic Languages and Literatures (ILASLL), at the University of
Minnesota invites applications for a full-time temporary (non-tenure
track) position for a specialist in syntactic theory (any leading
framework) at the Assistant Professor level for the 1995-96 academic

The teaching load will be five courses over three quarters, beginning
16 September 1995. Specific teaching responsibilities include a
two-quarter introductory sequence in syntax; an undergraduate
introduction to linguistics; one graduate seminar in syntax on a topic
of choice; and a second graduate course in an area of choice
(morphological or phonological theory, semantics/pragmatics, or
historical linguistics being preferred). Other responsibilities include
maintaining research activities, advising of graduate students, and
service on departmental committees. Essential qualifications include the
Ph.D. in Linguistics and university-level teaching experience; applicants
with scholarly publications and presentations are preferred.

The Linguistics Program at the Twin Cities campus of the University
of Minnesota offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics and
maintains strong ties to graduate programs and research centers in
cognitive science, communication disorders, and language acquisition.

Applicants should send a resume, a letter of application describing
current research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference
 Chair, Linguistics Search Committee
 Program in Linguistics, ILASLL
 192 Klaeber Court
 University of Minnesota
 320 - 16th Avenue SE
 Minneapolis, MN 55455

All materials must be received by 14 April 1995. Further information can
be obtained by letter to the above address or e-mail directed to

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status,
or sexual orientation.
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Message 2: L2 Theory Job Ad

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 11:22:42 L2 Theory Job Ad
From: Marianna Di Paolo <>
Subject: L2 Theory Job Ad

The Linguistics Program at the University of Utah invites
applications for a non-tenure track position for the 1995-96
academic year. A.B.D. minimum required. Duties include teaching
a total of six courses (two in each of three quarters): one in
second language acquisition theory, and others in area of
specialization, preferably psycholinguistics and/or phonology. We
would prefer a candidate with an interest in Applied Linguistics.
Salary competitive; benefits included. (In 1995-96, we anticipate
recruiting for two full-time tenure-track positions in Applied
linguistics with interests in either of two areas: (1)
psycholinguistics and/or phonology, and (2) ESL/Bilingual
Education in K-12.) The University of Utah is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and encourages
applications from women and minorities and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and
employees. Send vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a
cover letter expressing qualifications to Marianna Di Paolo,
Linguistics Program, 2300 LNCO, University of Utah, Salt Lake
City, UT 84112. Screening will begin on April 24 and will
continue until the position is filled.
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Message 3: Job: Japanese

Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 18:41:53 Job: Japanese
From: Kaoru Horie <>
Subject: Job: Japanese

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Japan. The International Student Center invites
applications for a Zyokyoozyu (equivalent to associate professor)
who can teach Japanese and serve as international student adviser.
Specialty open, but experience in teaching Japanese as a foreign language
considered an asset. Near-native competency in Japanese required.
Ph.D. holder preferred. Send the following documents, enclosed in an
envelope with "Kyokan Koobo" written on it IN RED, by registered mail to:
Ryugakusei-ka, Syomu-bu, Tohoku Daigaku
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, 980-77 Japan.

1) a vita (in Japanese or English)
2) a proof of the highest academic degree obtained
3) 2 letters of recommendation (in Japanese or English)
4) a list of publications and conference presentations (in Japanese or English)
5) 5 major scholarly publications (photocopies or offprints acceptable),
each accompanied by a summary of approx. 200 Japanese character length
(or its equivalent in English)
6) a list of teaching experience, if any (in Japanese or English)
7) an essay in Japanese, approx. 2000 character length, stating your interest
in teaching international students, on the basis of your own cross-cultural

The closing date for the application will be June 15, 1995. The appointment is
to begin on October 1, 1995.
Should you have any questions, please contact Professor Shigeru Sato
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