LINGUIST List 7.1229

Wed Sep 4 1996

Jobs: Discourse/Rhetoric, SLA

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  1. Barbara Johnstone, Discourse job at Texas A&M
  2. "steven h. weinberger", SLA job announcement

Message 1: Discourse job at Texas A&M

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 1996 08:42:08 CDT
From: Barbara Johnstone <>
Subject: Discourse job at Texas A&M
Tenure-Track Position for Fall 1997

We will begin reviewing applications in September.

Assistant professor tenure-track position beginning Fall 1997:
Rhetoric-composition /linguistics. Must be able to teach in both areas and
their intersection and contribute to a new Ph.D. concentration in Discourse
Studies. Expertise desirable in one or more of the following: applied
linguistics/ESL, literacy, history of English, computers and writing, text
linguistics, pragmatics, composition theory, technical writing..

 The Discourse Studies Concentration is a track in our Ph.D. program in
which students take courses in rhetoric, critical theory, and linguistics as
well as a keystone course that combines all three. The program prepares them
to write dissertations in a variety of interdisciplinary areas.
We are looking for someone who will contribute to this program both as a
teacher and as a role model. Thus we are interested in recruiting candidates
with serious interdisciplinary teaching and research interests whose work
involves rhetoric and linguistics. Specific research topic
and methodology are open.

 Undergraduate courses the candidate might be asked to teach (depending on
his or her areas of interest) include Introduction to Linguistics,
Structure of English, History of English, Applied Linguistics, Approaches to
Literacy, History of Rhetoric, and Rhetorical Theory. Possible graduate
courses include Topics in Discourse Studies, Composition Theory,
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Rhetoric and Composition, History of
Rhetoric, Computers and Composition, Structure of Discourse, Applied
Linguistics, and General Linguistics. New courses could also be developed.

 Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 1997 and demonstrate a
strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; preference will be
given to those with publications. Send a letter of application and
curriculum vitae--postmarked by 5 November-- to: 

James L. Harner, Search Committee Chair, 
Department of English, 
Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX 77843- 4227. 

Web Page:

Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention.
Texas A&M University, an AA/EEO employer, encourages applications from women
and minority candidates.
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Message 2: SLA job announcement

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 23:26:22 EDT
From: "steven h. weinberger" <>
Subject: SLA job announcement
Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D. in Linguistics.

Tenure-track position beginning August 1997. The Linguistics Program at
George Mason University solicits applications for a theoretical linguist
specializing in Second Language Acquisition with a secondary
specialization such as child language acquisition, morphology, syntax,
phonology. Ability to relate theory to practice, and interest/expertise
in applying computer technology to teaching, desirable. Position pending
budgetary approval.

Send vita, representative work, recommendations, and a statement of
research interests to:
3E4 - Charles Jones
Linguistics Search
English Department
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

All materials must reach us by November 15, 1996. AA/EO Employer.
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