LINGUIST List 26.1027

Sat Feb 21 2015

Jobs: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Grinnell College

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Date: 18-Feb-2015
From: Ashley Tuttle <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
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University or Organization: Grinnell College
Department: Linguistics Concentration
Job Location: Iowa, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Linguistics Concentration - Adjunct Instructor for 3 courses, Replacement Position - (General Linguistics) (Start Fall 2015)

Grinnell College. An Adjunct Instructor position for 3 courses (2 courses in Fall 2015; 1 course in Spring 2016) in Linguistics. Areas of specialization include Semantics, Phonetics/Phonology, or Language Acquisition. Research experience with minority or endangered languages and ability to teach Syntax Preferred. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The successful candidate will join several faculty appointed in a variety of departments who contribute to the interdisciplinary Linguistics Concentration. The program has recording equipment and a Linguistics Lab that will be available for the candidate’s use. The teaching schedule of three courses over two semesters will include an introductory course in Linguistics (in both fall and spring) and an intermediate course in a core area of General Linguistics, preferably Semantics or Phonetics/Phonology (in fall). This intermediate course is intended for students whose only previous experience in the field has been through the introductory course in Linguistics. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity - of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives - as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 4, 2015. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website (below). Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a course description and syllabus for the introductory course in Linguistics, a course description and syllabus for the intermediate course on a core area of General Linguistics, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Carmen Valentín (info below).

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Carmen Valentin
Phone: 641-269-4343

Page Updated: 24-Feb-2015