Assistant Professor position in Sociolinguistics, University of Hawaii

Benjamin K Bergen bergen at
Wed Sep 17 00:04:56 UTC 2008

Assistant Professor of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position (position no.
83008), to begin August 1, 2009 pending availability of position and
funding. Typical teaching arrangements are two courses, either graduate or
undergraduate, per semester.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in linguistics or a related area, with a
specialization in sociolinguistics (applicants presently pursuing a PhD
must offer evidence that all degree requirements will have been completed
before date of hire). The successful applicant will be expected to have
conducted high quality research, including empirical work, in
sociolinguistics. Applicants must be willing and able to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in the area(s) of specialization.

Desirable Qualifications: An ability to contribute to and complement the
department's existing strengths in language documentation, language
acquisition, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics and/or theoretical
linguistics; experience with and an interest in languages of Asia and/or
the Pacific; a desire and ability to cultivate connections with other
departments and programs within the university (e.g., sociology,
anthropology, gender studies, ethnic studies); an aptitude for linking
teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels; a
demonstrated ability to integrate quantitative and qualitative methods in

Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications
and experience.

To apply: Send letter of application, copies of key publications, and
three letters of reference to the application address listed below.

Inquiries: Same address as applications. We regret that we cannot accept
applications via fax. E-mailed applications are acceptable but must be
followed by hard copy postmarked (priority mail) by October 1, 2008.
(E-mail address: linguist at Please note that we cannot ensure
that all e-mail or fax communications in regard to this position will be

The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution. We welcome applications from minorities and women.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2008

Application Address:
Personnel Committee
Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1890 East-West Road, Moore 569
Honolulu, HI 96822

Contact Information:

Professor Amy Schafer (aschafer "at"
Phone: (808) 956-8602; Fax: (808) 956-9166

 Benjamin K. Bergen
 Associate Professor
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Hawai`i, Manoa

 bergen at

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 Cognitive Linguistics

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