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Job Announcement: University of Pennsylvania

Sociolinguistics; Theory of Language Variation: Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

Employer: University of Pennsylvania
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Title: Lecturer
Rank: Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Theory of Language Variation
LL Issue: 24.1413
Date Submitted: 25-Mar-2013
Job Description: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a one-year full-time lecturer position in Language Variation, for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The successful candidate should have the Ph.D. completed before starting. Duties will include teaching two courses per semester, including sociolinguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Linguistics is committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see:

Applicants should present a proven record of research in language variation -- phonetic, phonological, morphological, or syntactic variation, where the variation applies between speakers, between groups of speakers determined by social characteristics, between dialects or languages, or between time periods. Applicants should also present evidence of excellence in teaching. The department particularly encourages applications from scholars who can contribute to Penn's tradition of cooperation across subdisciplines within linguistics.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and representative publications. Also, applicants must submit the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide letters of reference. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. Inquiries may be sent to the application email address below.

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2. Click on Search Positions
3. Choose "Linguistics Department Lecturer on Language Variation"
4. Click on Search
Application Deadline: Open until filled
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Contact Information: Amy  Forsyth , Administrative Coordinator
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