LINGUIST List 25.3117

Thu Jul 31 2014

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 31-Jul-2014
From: Julia Menard-Warwick <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, California, USA
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University or Organization: University of California, Davis
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor: Sociolinguistics of Bi/Multilingualism - UC Davis

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics of bi/multilingualism. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in the sociolinguistics of bi/multilingualism especially in regards to language use, learning, maintenance, and/or attrition in minority language communities, and to contribute to the programs and activities of an interdisciplinary cluster of applied and sociolinguistics, as well as educational linguistics. S/he should have strong interests in research methodology and ethics appropriate for working in local communities, and a commitment to the research mentorship of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Possible research specialties include but are not limited to language contact and variation, language socialization, language ideologies, grassroots policy implementation, participatory action research, community language pedagogy, translation and interpretation, language and literacy issues in healthcare, community language media. The appointee will be required to teach courses in sociolinguistics and bi/multilingualism, undergraduate-level courses in general topics in linguistics, and graduate-level courses in areas of specialization. Supervision of graduate students, involvement in curricular development, and performance of university service are expected. A Ph.D. in linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, or a closely related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015). The applicant should have experience and interests related to the sociolinguistics of bi/multilingualism in minority language communities, as well as a strong background in research methods appropriate for working in local communities.

Applicants should submit:
- Curriculum vitae
- A cover letter that clearly states research and teaching interests and background
- Official graduate transcripts
- One writing sample (publication, submitted manuscript, or dissertation chapter)
- A summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation
- Three letters of recommendation
through the online application system found at the application website below.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive full initial consideration.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Julia Menard-Warwick
Phone: 530-752-8138
Fax: 530-752-3156

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