LINGUIST List 9.1406

Fri Oct 9 1998

Jobs: Sociolinguistics, Mayan or Spanish Ling

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  1. Joseph F. Eska, Sociolinguistics, Virginia Polytechnic Inst.
  2. John B. Haviland, CIESAS-Sureste, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Message 1: Sociolinguistics, Virginia Polytechnic Inst.

Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 10:56:15 +22303835 (EDT)
From: Joseph F. Eska <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics, Virginia Polytechnic Inst.

Pending approval of funding, the Department of English at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State University seeks to make a tenure-track
appointment in Sociolinguistics to take effect 15 August 1999. The
successful candidate must be able to teach such regularly offered
courses as Modern English Linguistics and English Syntax. Strong
interests in conducting interdisciplinary work with such departments/
programmes as Black Studies, Communication Studies, Education,
Sociology, Women's Studies, etc. will be an advantage. Please direct
letters of interest and curricula vitarum by 16 November 1998 to:

	Prof. Johann Norstedt,
	Dept. of English,
	Virginia Tech,
	Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112.
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Message 2: CIESAS-Sureste, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 16:39:23 -0500
From: John B. Haviland <>
Subject: CIESAS-Sureste, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

The following job announcement has just been authorized.

CIESAS-Sureste (Center for Research and Advanced Study in Social
Anthropology), a research organization with graduate programs and
regional center in San Cristbal, invites applications for two
tenure-track positions in the anthropological study of southeastern
Mexico. Preference to Mexican citizens, junior rank.

Requirements: Ph.D. awarded/near completion, demonstrated research and
graduate teaching capacity, fluent Spanish. Interests: linguistics,
indigenous education, law and society, social/political movements,
social history, ecology, gender, visual anthropology. Preliminary
deadline December 1, 1998. Positions open until outstanding
candidates contracted. Send CV, letter stating qualifications,
research plan, 3 examples of written work, names/addresses of 3
academic referees to:

Coordinadora, CIESAS-Sureste
AP 338, San Cristbal de las Casas
Chiapas 29247, Mxico

Information/electronic submissions:, tel/fax:

To amplify what sort of linguist(s) are invited to apply for these
positions, I may add that linguists or linguistic anthropologists of
virtually any theoretical persuasion and specialization with
experience and ongoing research interests in the languages of Chiapas
(Mayan [Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, Chol, Lakandon, and Mam, to name
the most numerous], Mixe-Zoque, as well as regional varieties of
Spanish) are welcome to apply. CIESAS is a center for full-time
research, with links to teaching in graduate level programs in its
other centers (Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Jalapa, and
Chetumal). We hope to be able to make tenurable appointments which
could begin as early as March 1999. (This posting submitted by John
B. Haviland, currently Ctedra Patrimonial, CIESAS-Sureste,
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