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A. Katz amnfn at WELL.COM
Wed Nov 1 07:12:48 UTC 2000

The Department of English Language, Literature and Linguistics at
Providence University in Shalu, Taiwan, invites applications for the
position of Assistant Professor of Linguistics.  We are looking for a
generalist, able to teach a wide range of graduate and undergraduate
courses in linguistics. Particular research and teaching interests are
open, but we especially invite applications from candidates able to
teach formal approaches to phonology and syntax.  The department's
orientation is functional, so the ideal candidate would adequately
represent the formal approach, but would feel comfortable with the
functionalist outlook as well. Interest in the Chinese language would
be an asset but is not essential; English is the medium of instruction
for many courses in the department.  Applicants should have the Ph.D.
in hand or expected by spring 2001.

Duties of the position will include teaching a wide range of
undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistics and some English
language skills courses. Professors are expected to maintain active
research programs, including publishing and attending  conferences.
Additional funding to support such activities is available from a
variety of agencies, such as the National Science Council and the
Ministry of Education.  Faculty  members are also expected to serve
on committees and assist with department-sponsored activities.

Providence University is a private, coeducational, Catholic
institution. It is located in western Taichung County in central
Taiwan.  The Department of English Language, Literature and
Linguistics is the largest department in the University, with over one
thousand undergraduates and several dozen graduate students.  The
department awards the degrees of B.A in English, M.A. in English
literature, and M.A. in linguistics.  At present, there are six
full-time members of the linguistics faculty in the department, of
whom four hold the Ph.D.  The department sponsors a regular colloquium
series in linguistics to promote professional interchange among the
faculty, students, and other linguists in central Taiwan.

Both citizens and non-citizens of the Republic of China are welcome
to apply. Contracts are issued on a year-by-year basis, but this is
a permanent position, and contracts are renewed regularly upon
satisfactory performance.

Applications should include the following:  a letter of application;
graduate school transcript; photocopy of the Ph.D. diploma (if in
hand); a sample of the applicant's research; and three letters of
recommendation. Please send completed application materials to the
following address by December 1, 2000:

Dr. Victoria Rau, Chair
Department of English Language, Literature and Linguistics
Providence University
Shalu, Taichung Hsien
Taiwan 433 R.O.C.

For further information about the position, the department, the
school, or life in the Taichung area, interested parties are welcome
to contact Aya Katz (Asst. Prof. of Linguistics) by e-mail at
katz at

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