LINGUIST List 21.3976

Fri Oct 08 2010

Jobs: Spanish; General Ling: Asst Prof, U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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        1.    Carter Smith, Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, USA

Message 1: Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, USA
Date: 08-Oct-2010
From: Carter Smith <>
Subject: Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, USA
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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department: Department of Foreign Languages Job Location: Wisconsin, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Position: Probationary tenure-track position as Assistant Professor inSpanish in the Department of Foreign Languages beginning August 22, 2011.The department seeks candidates who are committed to teaching excellenceand to maintaining an active program of scholarship involvingundergraduates, and who will bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectivesto campus.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Spanish Linguistics, or General Linguisticswith a focus in Spanish. (ABD applicants considered with evidence that thedissertation will be defended by June 1, 2011 and the degree formallyconferred before the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.) Strongbackground in phonetics, experience in teaching composition, and excellentcommunication skills in English and Spanish are essential; experience inSpanish for the professions (business, healthcare, translation) may beconsidered an asset.

Responsibilities: Teach advanced phonetics, grammar, and compositioncourses as well as a full spectrum of Spanish language courses as assignedin the Department of Foreign Languages; participate in research andscholarly work related to the field of expertise; support faculty andstudents in the department's study-abroad programs; provide academicadvising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university andcommunity and participate in department, college, and university committeework.

Department: The Department of Foreign Languages-thriving and highlyregarded in the Upper Midwest-offers majors and minors for Liberal Arts andTeaching in French, German, and Spanish as well as an emphasis in BusinessGerman and Business Spanish and a minor/ certificate program in Spanish forthe Health Professions. More department info can be found at the URL above.

University & Eau Claire Community: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Clairecampus community consists of approximately 11,000 students and 700 facultyand administrative/ professional staff. As the UW System's only Center ofExcellence for faculty and undergraduate research, faculty and studentsregularly work side-by-side on original research. Furthermore, UW-EauClaire is recognized nationally for the extent of its study abroadprograms. Often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-EauClaire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire,western Wisconsin's largest city. Eau Claire is a safe, friendly andaffordable community with employment opportunities for family members andoutstanding schools for children. Eau Claire is just 90 miles frommetropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Application Procedure: Send letter of application, graduate schooltranscript (unofficial transcripts acceptable), Curriculum Vitae, summaryof student evaluations (if available), and three recent letters ofrecommendation to the address below. The priority deadline for applicationsis October 22, 2010. Screening may continue until position is filled.Candidates must be able to be legally employed in the United States. Acriminal background check will be required prior to employment. Theuniversity reserves the right to contact additional references of ourchoice with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in theprocess. Applicants' names are subject to public release unlessconfidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists mustbe released upon request. An AA/EEO employer.

Application Deadline: 22-Oct-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Carter Smith, Chair Department of Foreign Languages University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004 USA Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Carter Smith, Chair Email: Phone: 715-836-4287 Fax: 715-836-2922

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