LINGUIST List 31.161

Fri Jan 10 2020

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Stanford University

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Jan-2020
From: Kelly Battcher <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Stanford University, USA
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University or Organization: Stanford University
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Sociolinguistics Lecturer

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a one-year Lecturer position in Sociolinguistics, beginning September 1, 2020 and continuing through June 30, 2021. Applicants will be expected to teach four courses in Sociolinguistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, to advise graduate student research, and to maintain an active research program. We seek someone who complements our current strengths in quantitative approaches to variation and social meaning. The successful candidate will ideally demonstrate a commitment to fieldwork and to analysis based on rich data. We value engagement with social theory and style, and we particularly welcome applicants working in any of the following areas: race and ethnicity, morphosyntactic variation, acquisition and development, and variation in interaction. The Department particularly values candidates whose work engages with multiple subfields of linguistics and applies methodologically rigorous empirical work to significant theoretical questions.

Applicants should submit the following via email to Kelly Battcher, Director of Finance and Operations (email address for applications at bottom of page): cover letter; CV; brief research statement (not to exceed two pages); brief statement of potential course offerings (not to exceed one page)
two representative samples of published or unpublished work, and contact information for 3 references.

For full consideration, materials must be received by Friday January 31, 2020. Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department’s web page is:

Please direct all inquiries to

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2020 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department of Linguistics

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