LINGUIST List 26.779

Thu Feb 05 2015

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-Feb-2015
From: Irma López <>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
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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: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Spanish linguistics beginning August 2015 with the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Spanish linguistics or a related field and the ability to contribute to broadening WMU coverage and expertise in Spanish linguistics. Preferred candidates will be specialists in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language with expertise in L2 teaching methodology. Candidates with a background in phonology are especially encouraged to apply.

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 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 site 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, e) a statement of teaching philosophy, and f) a writing sample. Have an official graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation sent by surface mail to the 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 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2015 (Open until filled)
Attn: Dr. Irma López-Chairperson
Department of Spanish-Posting #0602977
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo 49008-5338
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Spanish Chairperson Irma López

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