LINGUIST List 29.2953

Thu Jul 19 2018

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Chicago

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Date: 18-Jul-2018
From: Lenore Grenoble <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Chicago, USA
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University or Organization: University of Chicago
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Instructor in Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is seeking to hire a scholar whose research addresses language in its social context, broadly construed. We are looking for a candidate whose primary research and teaching will bring to our Department an intellectual perspective and set of tools that enhance (and potentially complement) our existing strengths in experimental linguistics, evolutionary linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language contact, language endangerment and documentation, as well as syntax, semantics and phonology. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the Department's language-in-society curriculum, and in sustaining our vibrant and interdisciplinary community of language-oriented scholars and students drawing from neighboring departments, including Anthropology, Psychology, and Comparative Human Development.

A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the Department of Linguistics and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native. Successful candidates will be appointed as a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Instructor and, through the summer of 2020, will be appointed as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. During this time, Fellows will teach one class per year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their progress toward promotion. Instructors will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their initial term.

Candidates are required to have completed the PhD by the position's expected start date, which is September 1, 2018, and must be no more than three years beyond receiving that degree by the start date of the fellowship.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements, as well as the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants must submit all materials electronically at, posting 03763. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Department after the search committee has reviewed the initial applications. The committee will begin to review applications as soon as possible from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For questions about the position, contact Lenore Grenoble at Position is contingent on budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lenore Grenoble

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