LINGUIST List 8.236

Wed Feb 19 1997

Jobs: Position at Rice, U. of Oregon

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  1. James E Copeland, Linguistics position at Rice University
  2. Doris Payne, Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Message 1: Linguistics position at Rice University

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 10:52:56 -0600
From: James E Copeland <>
Subject: Linguistics position at Rice University

	Rice University

The Department of Linguistics and the Office of the Dean of Humanities
is seeking to fill a tenure track position in linguistics at the level
of advanced assistant professor beginning fall, 1997. The Ph.D. is
required. Rice University is a small institution with undergraduate
and graduate strengths in science, engineering, the social sciences,
and the humanities. Evidence of excellence in classroom teaching is
an imperative. The appointment will be in the Department of
Linguistics, but as part of his/her duties the applicant will also be
expected to assume the role of Associate Director in the emerging
Center for the Study of Languages and thereby contribute directly to
its development. In connection with the latter role we are seeking a
person with expertise in the state of the art use of technology and
multimedia in language teaching. Rice University also places strong
emphasis on research, and evidence of a developing personal program of
research in both theoretical linguistics and applied linguistics is
expected from applicants. The Department of Linguistics takes an
integrative approach to language which is sensitive to its functional,
cognitive, and non-formal aspects, and we expect applicants generally
to share this orientation. The normal course load is two courses (six
hours) per semester, one of which will be in theoretical linguistics,
and the other in applied linguistics, ESL methods, or foreign language
teaching methodology.

Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal
opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national
or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status. To be eligible
for consideration completed applications (including three letters of
recommendation) must be received by April 15, 1997. Applicants reply
to: Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics, Rice University,
P.O. Box 1892, Houston TX 77251. E-mail:
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Message 2: Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 10:24:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Doris Payne <dlpayneOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics


The Linguistics Department at the University of oregon announces the
opening of one to three non-tenure related Visiting Assistant
Professor positons for the 1997-1998 academic year, potentially
renewable, ranging from .50 to 1.0 FTE depending on Departmental

The Linguistics Department of Oregon enjoys a long tradition of work
within the functionalist tradition, concentrating in descriptive work
and field work and in empirical work on language use, discourse, and
language acquisition. We invite applications from qualified
individuals who can contribute to the functional and typological
orientation of the Department.

Since the openings fill teaching gaps for faculty on leave, the
candidate must show evidence of considerable teaching skill, at both
undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must be
able to help cover our core curriculum, which includes phonetics,
phonology, functional-typological morphosyntax, semantics, and second
language acquisition and teaching. Additional specializations in
second language acquisition, discourse, psycholinguistics, and/or
historical syntax and grammaticalization will be particularly
attractive, depending on department needs.

In addition, the successful applicant must have an active research
profile and must be able to direct graduate student research.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Linguistics

DUTIES: Up to two courses per term of hire (we are on a quarter system)
	Mentor students in research projects, as needed
	Participate in department life, as appropriate

Please submit a letter of application, vita, and names, addresses,
phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: VAP Search
Committee, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, Eugene,
Oregon 97403. To receive fullest consideration, applications should
be compete by March 15.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information, contact our web site:
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