LINGUIST List 21.3642

Thu Sep 16 2010

Jobs: Lang Documentation; Theoretical Ling: Asst Prof, UT at Arlington

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        1.    James Mitchell, Language Documentation; Theoretical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA

Message 1: Language Documentation; Theoretical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
Date: 14-Sep-2010
From: James Mitchell <>
Subject: Language Documentation; Theoretical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Texas at Arlington Department: Linguistics & TESOL Job Location: Texas, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Theoretical Linguistics


Tenure Track Position in Language DocumentationThe University of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Texas atArlington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank ofAssistant Professor in Language Documentation, to begin in fall 2011.Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in linguistics, with evidence ofsuccess and continued promise in publishing. Potential hires with asuccessful track record in external grants are of particular interest. ABDcandidates will be considered. The ideal candidate is engaged in ongoingcommunity-driven fieldwork with a non-Indo-European language. In addition,the ideal candidate will also have a specialization in one of the coretheoretical areas of our department: syntax, semantics, pragmatics orphonology. Applicants should consider how their training and theoreticalapproaches are consistent with existing faculty in their core area, sincethey will share responsibility for grad courses and dissertation directionin the department.

We are a growing department, with new hires, two new research labs, and anew B.A. in linguistics. We offer a PhD in linguistics and MA degrees inboth linguistics and TESOL. The University of Texas at Arlington isaggressively pursuing Tier One status, seeking to increase doctoralproduction, undergraduate graduation and retention rates, and extramuralfunding. The University is highly diverse in its student demographics, andis a doctoral-granting, research-intensive public institution of over30,000 students in the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has awide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment offerings.Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

A letter of application for the position in Language Documentationdescribing teaching and research interests including a description offieldwork experience and training, a current curriculum vitae, two writingsamples, and three current letters of reference from those most familiarwith the applicant's work, including at least one member of thecandidates's dissertation committee, should be sent by U.S. mail to theaddress below.

Electronic applications - in PDF format only - may be submitted (with'Attn: Language Documentation Search Committee' in the subject header) tothe email address below.

For more information about the department, visit the department URL above.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2010, and willcontinue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews are plannedfor the 2011 LSA Annual Meeting. This is a security sensitive position, anda criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The Universityof Texas at Arlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexualorientation in employment or in the provision of services. Effective August1, 2011, the use of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes,smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products) by students, faculty, staff,and visitors are prohibited on all UT Arlington properties.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Language Documentation Search Committee Department of Linguistics & TESOL Box 19559 Hammond Hall, Room 403 Arlington, TX 76019-0559 USA Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Mr. James Mitchell Email: Phone: 817-272-3133 Fax: 817-272-2731

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