LINGUIST List 21.3962

Thu Oct 07 2010

Jobs: General Ling; Lang in the Humanities: Asst Prof, U of Chicago

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        1.    Jason Merchant, General Linguistics; Language in the Humanities: Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, IL, USA

Message 1: General Linguistics; Language in the Humanities: Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, IL, USA
Date: 06-Oct-2010
From: Jason Merchant <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Language in the Humanities: Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, IL, USA
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University or Organization: University of Chicago Department: Society of Fellows Job Location: Illinois, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Collegiate Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language in the Humanities


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago would like toannounce the following position in the Society of Fellows; linguist Fellowswould typically co-teach with other linguists on campus in a course called'Language and the Human' (see a course description).

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows will begin acceptingapplications on August 23, 2010 for four-year postdoctoral teachingappointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of CollegiateAssistant Professor.

The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibilityis to teach in the general education (Core) program. Candidates shoulddemonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.

Applicants may submit applications to be considered in one of the twoprogram areas:- Core courses in the Humanities- Core courses in the Social Sciences/History of European CivilizationCore Sequence

The Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas ofspecialization who will have completed all requirements for their no later than August 31, 2011. In most years, Fellows teach twocourses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. EachFellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each iseligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year ofresidence. The annual salary for 2011-2012 will be $56,500. The effectivedate for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2011.

Online applications must be completed by November 1, 2010. Letters ofrecommendation must be submitted online or received in a dossier byNovember 11, 2010.

If you are sending a dossier, you may have it sent via email as a singlePDF to the email address below.

Online ApplicationDeadline: November 1, 2010

As part of your online application, you will need to provide the contactinformation for three references. Note: You will also have the option tosubmit a dossier with letters of recommendation instead of havingindividuals submit references online.

To complete your application, you'll need to upload the followingsupporting documents:- A curriculum vitae- A description of the most recent major research project, not to exceed2000 words.- A teaching statement, not to exceed 750 words, describing your methodsand goals in teaching a text in a general education course. Applicantsshould write about a text of their own choosing.

NOTE: Your three online recommendations or your dossier must also bereceived no later than November 11, 2010.

Important DatesNovember 1, 2010: Online application deadlineNovember 11, 2010: Deadline for receipt of recommendations/dossierDecember 2010 - January 2011: Additional materials will be requested fromselected candidatesFebruary 2011 - March 2011: Selected candidates will be invited for campusvisitsApril 2011 - May 2011: All candidates will be contacted at the conclusionof the searchAugust 31, 2011: Ph.D. requirements fulfilledSeptember 1, 2011: Teaching appointments begin

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at the email addressbelow.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Society of Fellows Coordinator Email:

Page Updated: 07-Oct-2010