LINGUIST List 28.1385

Tue Mar 21 2017

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Rice University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 10-Mar-2017
From: Rita Riley <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Rice University, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: Rice University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at Rice University located in Houston, Texas, is now accepting applications for a lecturer position to begin July 1, 2017. The candidate should have research expertise related to sociophonetics, speech perception, and/or laboratory phonology. Experience recording and analyzing language-in-use in local speech communities (either underdocumented/endangered languages, or minority varieties of English) is desirable. This is a two-year appointment with possibility of renewal with a competitive salary. The successful applicant will be asked to teach two undergraduate courses per semester in the areas of Introduction to Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Phonetics/Phonology. S/he will also be expected to participate in departmental activities, and, together with other Linguistics faculty members, lead hands-on workshops for undergraduate students on recording, documenting, and analyzing language in urban communities.

We especially welcome applications from researchers who share the department’s interest in approaching language from a usage-based perspective with solid empirical grounding in primary data, especially approaches of a cognitive, social-interactional, and/or functional nature (see also our department website at

Application materials include: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample of written work, and names and contact information for three references. Past teaching evaluations and/or information about course topics the applicant could teach are also welcome but not required at this time. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 25th 2017. PhD is required by time of appointment.

Please upload your application materials to the application URL below. Materials that are not uploaded through that website will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer- Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Application Deadline: 25-Apr-2017

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Administrator Rita Riley

Page Updated: 21-Mar-2017