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Job Announcement: Tennessee Technological University

English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee, USA

Employer: Tennessee Technological University
English and Communications
Job Location: Tennessee, USA
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Specialty: English
LL Issue: 23.4577
Date Submitted: 01-Nov-2012
Job Description: Tenure-track assistant professor position in general linguistics is
available at Tennessee Tech University. Candidates must have an earned
Ph.D. in Linguistics with a concentration in English, or an earned Ph.D. in
English with a dissertation in an area of linguistics, by August 1, 2013.
The degree must be from an accredited institution. Candidates must be
qualified to teach upper-division and graduate courses in linguistics,
including History of the English Language and the basic course in
descriptive linguistics.

Candidates must have college-level teaching experience; have a commitment
to the continued improvement of teaching, using research-based practices;
be able to interact effectively with students, faculty, and other
University personnel; have a demonstrated capability for research; and
serve on faculty and campus committees as assigned. Candidates must be able
to begin duties in August 2013. Preferably, the candidate will be able to
teach Old English and Old English literature. The successful candidate will
also teach the department’s general education courses in literature and/or
composition. The teaching load is 4/4.

All applicants must apply online at the application URL below and will be
required to electronically upload a letter of application that addresses
the qualifications and functions; a curriculum vitae; copies of all
transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire); and a list of three
professional references with email addresses. Review of applications will
begin January 2, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: https://jobs.tntech.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp
Contact Information: Dr. Kristen  Deiter
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Phone: 931-372-3328