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Mon Feb 08 2016

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

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Date: 04-Feb-2016
From: Ensign <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Job Title: Fixed Term Linguistics Teacher

Job Rank: Assistant Professor; Instructor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


Position Summary:

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time assistant professor or instructor, beginning August 16, 2016. This is a fixed-term, non-renewable, nine-month, academic year position.

Duties will include teaching 5 courses over two semesters in undergraduate sociolinguistics, multiple sections of Introduction to Linguistics and a graduate seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. Some supervision of graduate students is also expected.

Minimum Qualifications: MA degree in an appropriate field. The successful candidate will have research experience in quantitative sociolinguistics. Interests related areas of linguistics, such as phonetics, syntax, or language acquisition, would be desirable.

Desired Degree: Doctoral or MA

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research.

For more information about the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, please visit our website at

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, below, Posting 2775. Applicants must submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States.

For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Alan Munn, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, at

The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 01-Mar-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
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