LINGUIST List 25.1359

Thu Mar 20 2014

Jobs: Spanish; General Ling: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 19-Mar-2014
From: Colleen Sante <>
Subject: Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Western Michigan University
Department: Spanish
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics beginning August 2014 with the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics and the ability to contribute to broadening WMU coverage and expertise in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics. Preferred candidates will be specialists in fields other than the following: phonetics/phonology, second language teaching methodology, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and history of the language. Teaching experience, evidence of scholarly activity, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are required. Responsibilities will include teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language and linguistics, producing quality research, coordinating courses at some level of language instruction, and participating in additional departmental, college, and university service. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should visit the application website below to apply online. Materials submitted online should include: a) a cover letter that addresses fulfillment of qualifications, b) a curriculum vitae, c) complete official statistical data from the four most recent semesters of teaching evaluations, d) a statement of research interests, and e) a statement of teaching philosophy. Have a writing sample, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent by surface mail to the application address below.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. WMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable Federal and State law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Search Committee
Western Michigan University
Department of Spanish
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5338
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Office Coordinator Colleen Sante
Phone: 269-387-3023

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