LINGUIST List 32.1075

Wed Mar 24 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 24-Mar-2021
From: Tarsia Duff <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Swarthmore College
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics Specializing in Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in Sociolinguistics, broadly conceived. We seek candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach beginning and advanced undergraduates of diverse backgrounds in our introductory Sociolinguistics course, as well as electives in related areas, and potentially other core courses for the department. Starting with the fall semester of 2021, this is a three-year appointment with the possibility for reappointment. PhD must be in hand by the end of August 2021.

The Linguistics Department is a collaborative Tri-College curricular program involving faculty and students from Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges. All together, we have roughly 30 to 35 majors per year. The curriculum is built around the theoretical analysis of grammar with connections made to descriptive research and language documentation. Our faculty have longstanding ties to language communities in the linguistic analysis of American Sign Language, Chinese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Navajo, Tuvan, Wamesa, and Zapotec, and we value research which engages with linguistic and cultural diversity and social justice. We maintain three faculty research labs, a Navajo linguistics library, an ASL library, as well as a general linguistics library. Classes are small, with a focus on hands-on pedagogy, and students expect an intense intellectual experience. The opportunity for collaboration with students as well as colleagues is real and constant.

Please submit:
- A cover letter,
- Your CV,
- A statement of your approach to teaching,
- One sample of your scholarly work, and
- Names and contact information for three referees.

Consideration of applications will begin April 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply through Interfolio at the application link provided below.

We will request letters from your referees if we desire them. Please address any questions you may have to Tarsia Duff at the contact information below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Administrative Assistant Tarsia Duff
Phone: 610-328-8421

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