LINGUIST List 26.5683

Thu Dec 31 2015

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 23-Dec-2015
From: Joseph Sabbagh <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Linguistics and TESOL
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Sociophonologist or Sociophonetician

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics


Tenure Track Position in Sociophonetics or Sociophonology
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Linguistics and TESOL

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociophonetics or Sociophonology, to begin in Fall of 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach and supervise work in Phonetics, Phonology, and Sociolinguistics involving GIS in work on language variation and change. Candidates will have a doctorate in linguistics, with college-level teaching experience and evidence of success and continued promise in publishing in this area.

Applicants must have a strong publication record reflecting theoretically driven interests and a national reputation for high-quality research. The new assistant professor will be expected to be active in research and publication, to meet standard departmental teaching requirements, and to perform service duties as required by the Department and the University (e.g. dissertation supervision, college level committee work, and program advising). The successful candidate will have a research area that complements existing faculty expertise. We anticipate that this faculty member will contribute to training graduate and undergraduate students in core areas of phonetics and phonology. In addition, we are interested in candidates who will build connections via interdisciplinary projects in the Digital Arts and Humanities; in particular, we aim to hire a researcher doing work that involves acquiring and analyzing big data sets of phonetic and/or phonological data, bringing quantitative depth to the existing research areas in our department. Potential hires with a successful track record in external grants are of particular interest. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

We are a growing department with four graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in linguistics and an M.A. in TESOL, as well as a new BA in linguistics. The University of Texas at Arlington is aggressively pursuing Tier One status, seeking to increase doctoral production, undergraduate graduation and retention rates, and extramural funding. The University is highly diverse in its student demographics, and is a doctoral-granting, research-intensive public institution with 37,000 on-campus students in the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment offerings.

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To apply go to the application website below.

Candidates must submit a cover letter for this position, describing teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and three letters of reference from those most familiar with the applicant’s work.

Consideration of applications will begin on January 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate in your cover letter if you will be presenting at the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

Application Deadline: 19-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Joseph Sabbagh

Page Updated: 31-Dec-2015