Job: Language, Literacy & Culture at UMBC

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Wed Oct 6 12:38:22 UTC 2010

Associate Professor for Language, Literacy & Culture Ph.D. Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County


The interdisciplinary Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC) Ph.D. Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor beginning August 23, 2011. LLC is an interdisciplinary program of study of language, culture, human interaction and communication with faculty from seven departments: Africana Studies; American Studies; Education; English; Gender and Women's Studies; Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; and Sociology and Anthropology. 


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in one of the participating disciplines or a closely related field, administrative experience, and a successful research and teaching agenda in one of the following areas: 

            Language, literacy, discourse or applied linguistics

            Media, multiliteracies, or globalized communication

            Identity, culture, ethnicity, race or area studies

Major responsibilities include teaching core and seminar courses, research, academic advising, and chairing and serving on Ph.D. dissertation committees. 


Since its beginning in 1998, the program has awarded 45 Ph.D.s, and it currently has over 60 students. Through courses and seminars, internships and research, students in the program investigate ways in which social structure, social and cultural assumptions, and language use affect interactions among members of different social and cultural groups and impact upon educational and training programs, communications systems, and public policy formulation. 


Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., UMBC is a highly ranked public Carnegie Research University (High Research Activity), widely recognized for its commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education.  With over 12,000 students, UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.  We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.


 Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference sent to Pam Gemmill, LLC Program, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (gemmill at  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.  Please address questions to Jodi Crandall, Chair, LLC Search Committee (crandall at More information about the university and the program can be found at


             UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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