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Jobs: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon U

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        1.    Margaret Kinsky, Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Message 1: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Margaret Kinsky <kinskycmu.edu>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: English
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://english.cmu.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics


Description:

Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. Mellon
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2010-2012 academic
years. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers of
scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them
to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and
members of one of Carnegie Mellon's four humanities departments (English,
History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy) in which they will be housed.

The Department of English is interested in candidates whose research
focuses on an area of discourse analysis or sociolinguistics as it
intersects with one or more of the following subfields in
English/rhetoric/communication studies: language and culture, language of
new/digital media or film, rhetoric of race, intercultural rhetoric,
language change.

Terms of appointment
Fellows will teach two courses in their home department(s) in each year of
their residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existing
areas of expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic job
market. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the many
cross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars though the
university's Humanities Center, the Center for Arts in Society, and the
undergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.

A 2010-2012 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits,
an annual research allowance of $2,500, and, for the first year of the
appointment, three summer months salary.

Application and selection process
Applicants for the 2010-2012 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no
earlier than January 1, 2008. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but
expect to by June 30, 2010 should supply a letter from their home
institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2010-2012 fellowships must be received in the
Administrator's office by February 26, 2010. Review of applications will
begin February 15. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Candidates
should submit a cover letter, a CV, three letters of reference, academic
transcripts (photocopies of undergraduate degrees are acceptable but
original copies are required for post graduate degrees), a writing sample
(of about 25 pages), and personal statement (of no longer than 2000 words)
outlining their complete research (including dissertation), work in
progress, professional goals and plans for publication, proposed major
field(s) of teaching, and the Carnegie Mellon department in which you would
want to be based.

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be
evaluated by Carnegie Mellon's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Advisory
Committee, in consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean of the College
of Humanities & Social Sciences. Strong fellowship applications will be
circulated to relevant departments.

Should you have questions, please direct them to hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu.

Application Deadline: 26-Feb-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Anna Houck
Dean's Office, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Baker Hall 154
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA
Email Address for Applications: hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu.
Contact Information:
Anna Houck
Email: hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu.

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