LINGUIST List 27.2292

Thu May 19 2016

Jobs: Native American languages; Language Documentation; Language Revitalization: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>


Date: 18-May-2016
From: Kimberley Young <kkyemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Native American languages; Language Documentation; Language Revitalization: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
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University or Organization: University of Arizona
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Arizona, USA
Web Address: http://linguistics.arizona.edu/
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Native American languages, Language Revitalization


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor for a one year teaching position in Indigenous Language Revitalization, effective August 15, 2016. By the time of appointment, applicants are expected to have a PhD in Linguistics (or equivalent) with a specialization in Indigenous Language linguistics and Revitalization. Within this specialization, preferred research sub-specializations include community-based research, language documentation, and ethnographic sociolinguistics. We are seeking candidates with excellent experience working with Indigenous graduate and undergraduate students in Indigenous language revitalization programs, an excellent record of scholarly achievement, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The responsibilities of this position include directing our MA program in Native American Languages and Linguistics which includes: teaching the core workshop course, Workshop on Descriptive Linguistics (a year-long course), directing M.A. theses for students, and being primary advisor and mentor for students in the program. Other responsibilities include teaching courses in Indigenous Language Revitalization & Documentation plus our undergraduate Gen.Ed course on American Indian languages. There will be a 2/2 course teaching load, plus other duties. Other responsibilities may include participating in planning, workshops and supporting activities in the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI).

By the time of appointment, applicants are expected to have a PhD in Linguistics (or equivalent) with a specialization in Indigenous Language linguistics and Revitalization. Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with the phonology, morphology, and/or syntax of a variety of Native American languages, past experience with community-oriented language revitalization work, experience with one or more Native American communities.

Complete job posting is at the application website below.

Application Deadline: 27-Jun-2016

Web Address for Applications: https://uacareers.com/postings/10357
Contact Information:
Ms. Kimberley Young
Email: kkyemail.arizona.edu

Page Updated: 19-May-2016