LINGUIST List 29.106

Fri Jan 05 2018

Jobs: Phonology: Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 04-Jan-2018
From: Nick Sobin <>
Subject: Phonology: Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Languages & Linguistics
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonology


The Linguistics Program within the Department of Languages & Linguistics at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Phonology beginning in Fall ’18. The successful applicant should have an active research agenda in current topics in theoretical phonology, as well as evidence of teaching success. Since the graduate program offers a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics, acquaintance with issues in Hispanic phonology is a significant plus. Additional expertise in one of the following areas is also highly desirable: psycholinguistics, bilingualism, computational linguistics, Romance linguistics, experimental phonology, historical linguistics, first language acquisition, second language acquisition, language variation. This position opening is in response to a recent retirement. Since phonology is one of the core areas of linguistics and essential to a complete linguistics curriculum, we anticipate that the position will develop into a tenure track position, and we seek applicants who would be strong competitors for such a position.

Please send a letter of interest, a cv and three letters of recommendation (preferably in pdf format), to Prof. Nick Sobin at the email address below by 16 February, 2018 for full consideration. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.

Linguistics at UTEP has existed as a program or department since 1966. UTEP is one of only a limited number of universities in the USA to have both undergraduate and graduate linguistics degree programs. UTEP is even more unique in having an undergraduate student body which, being largely bilingual, brings to the study of linguistics a very sophisticated language background. (Such bilingualism is relatively rare in the USA.) Also, UTEP is situated in the heart of the largest bi-national urban area in the world. Therefore it provides a potential goldmine of possible research topics related to language, language learning, bilingualism, and the links between language and culture. The Linguistics Program has active connections with other academic programs including psychology, speech pathology, and sociology/anthropology. Linguistics faculty participate in UTEP’s Consortium for Scientific Research on Bilingualism ( Other Universities in the region which have notable linguistics programs include the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Application Deadline: 16-Feb-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Nick Sobin
Phone: 915 747-7023

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