LINGUIST List 30.49

Sun Jan 06 2019

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-Dec-2018
From: Lewis Gebhardt <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
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University or Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Anthro Ling; Discourse Analysis; Language Contact; Minority Languages


The Linguistics Department at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Sociolinguistics and other courses in Linguistics starting August 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics by August 2019, teaching experience, and scholarly currency in sociolinguistics, ideally with a background in linguistic issues in urban settings and quantitative methods. Candidates with research agendas or teaching experience in discourse analysis, anthropological linguistics, language contact, and minority languages are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching will include general education classes and other courses in the Linguistic Department’s minor and MA programs. Successful candidates will contribute to University efforts to address student enrollment, retention, and success, including an overall commitment to teaching from the introductory to graduate levels, as well as provide support for requirements such as First Year Experience, University Core Curriculum, and the Writing Intensive Program. We seek a candidate who will create and continue relationships with local community organizations, promote interdisciplinary partnerships within the NEIU community, and procure funding for research and implementation of linguistic diversity and preservation outreach in schools and other institutions.

Applicants should submit documents electronically to Hilary Jirka at the application email below and write “Assistant professor LINGUISTICS” in the subject line of correspondence. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 20, 2019; no applications will be considered after February 15.

The application dossier should include:
- Cover letter describing qualifications and research interests;
- CV;
- Unofficial transcripts of education (official transcripts required for those invited for campus interviews);
- Description of teaching experience and methods;
- Three letters of reference (with at least one addressing teaching experience);
- A sample of academic writing;
- Employment application;
- Statement of annuitant status.

You can obtain an Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Status by calling NEIU Office of Human Resources at 773-442-5200 to have the forms sent to you.

NEIU reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information and documents, delay in submission, and other disqualifications. However, NEIU assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the position for which you qualify, and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

About Northeastern Illinois University:
Founded in 1867, NEIU enrolls more than 9,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management, and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. NEIU offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. NEIU’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side

Application Deadline: 20-Feb-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Lewis Gebhardt

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