LINGUIST List 25.3972

Thu Oct 09 2014

Jobs: French Creoles; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 08-Oct-2014
From: Steven Young <>
Subject: French Creoles; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Department: Modern Languages Linguistics & Intercultural Comm.
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Job Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Creole French, Réunion (rcf)
                            Creole French, Saint Lucian (acf)
                            Creole French, San Miguel (scf)
                            Creole French, Seselwa (crs)
                            Creole, Haitian (hat)


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication is seeking a creolist, preferably with a focus on French-influenced Atlantic Creoles, to teach foundation courses for our interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, including basic linguistics, the sociology of language, language planning, and the ethnography of communication. See the UMBC Catalog for course descriptions of MLL 190, 191, 230, 602 and LING 410: Other teaching responsibilities, depending upon the qualifications of the individual, might include general linguistics courses, studies in Caribbean culture or Master’s-level topics courses taught in French. The teaching load is five courses per year. For more information about the MLLI Department and the linguistics area, please consult:

Applicants should have the Ph.D. completed before Fall 2015 and demonstrate potential excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable.

The application materials should include a two-page letter of application explaining the candidate’s specific qualifications for this post, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio (below) before November 20, 2014. For questions, please contact Dr. Steven Young, Co-Chair, Linguistics Search Committee (email address below).

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity, and encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 20-Nov-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Co-Chair Steven Young

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