LINGUIST List 29.3550

Fri Sep 14 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University

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Date: 14-Sep-2018
From: Jay Zhu <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
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University or Organization: Eastern Connecticut State University
Department: English
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of English/Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5300 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.

Department: English
Position: Assistant Professor – Linguistics/English, Tenure Track

Position Description:
We seek a linguist who can teach courses in the English major, including state-mandated classes for future teachers such as History and Development of the English Language, Modern American Grammar, and Linguistic Analysis. Competitive candidates will demonstrate the ability to design and teach courses with a sociolinguistic focus that support existing concentrations in the English major, especially the Cultural Studies Concentration, Elementary and Secondary Education Concentrations, and the Rhetoric and Composition Concentration. The best candidates will have a teaching and research agenda that will expand department offerings in terms of academic and cultural diversity, and have experience with relevant technology and software. Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of first year students in either first year writing or a first year introductory program. Additional teaching responsibilities may include introductory and intermediate courses serving the English major and the university’s Liberal Arts Core. Teaching load is 12 credits (typically four courses) per semester.

PhD or ABD in Linguistics or English. The successful candidate will have an awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.

To Apply:
Please send letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments (PDF or Word) to the application email provided below. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018.

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Barbara Liu

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