LINGUIST List 30.4236

Thu Nov 07 2019

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison

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Date: 07-Nov-2019
From: Tammy Bartels <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin Madison
Department: Language Sciences Program
Job Location: Wisconsin, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant, Associate Professor, Minority Languages and Dialects

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): AA Group


This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2020. Applications at the associate professor level may be considered in exceptional cases. The search is for a job candidate whose research focuses on linguistic, cognitive, developmental, sociolinguistic, and/or educational issues associated with the use of minority languages/dialects.

In the US, "minority language" refers to languages other than English; "dialect" refers to distinctive variants of English spoken by communities defined by region, racial or ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, or other factors.

This individual will have a primary focus on a specific minority language/dialect or family of related languages/dialects, and an interest in the community in which the languages/dialects are spoken. Examples include Native American languages, distinctive dialects of English such as African American English, and languages spoken among immigrant/refugee populations (e.g., Hmong, Vietnamese). The successful hire might also address these issues in the context of similar issues as they arise in other countries. Specific research interests may relate to social, personal, educational, and/or cultural implications of minority language/dialect experience. We are particularly interested in research that addresses how differences in language background affect educational opportunity, health and well-being, and economic advancement.

The candidate should exhibit scholarly expertise related to minority languages/dialects, mastery of research methods relevant to their specific research area, a demonstrated ability to conduct empirical research in the area, and potential to obtain external research funding.

The main tenure home for this position will be Language Sciences or English with potential joint appointments in other departments as determined by the candidate's background and interests.

To apply go to the applicaiton link below and search for PVL 100800. To begin the application process, please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

Please submit:
- A brief cover letter;
- A current curriculum vitae;
- A statement describing the candidate's research program and a statement summarizing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy (please include both statements in the same document);
- Up to three reprints/preprints of scholarly work (please include multiple items in the same document).

In addition, you will be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. These references will submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf through the application portal.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Vilas Research Professor Mark Seidenberg
Phone: 1-(608 )263-2553

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