Job announcement

Sherman Wilcox wilcox at
Tue Nov 2 16:08:30 UTC 2010

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics

Position Summary:

The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as 
Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico 
(UNM). This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 
The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2011. The Ph.D. must be in hand prior 
to appointment. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of 
specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level, graduate student 
mentoring, and service. Competitive salary.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, 
dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational 
benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. 
For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to click on the Benefits link.

The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional 
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and 
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. We 
have special strength in Native American linguistics and language 
revitalization, the study of signed languages, and Spanish linguistics. 
The Navajo Language Program is housed in the department, as is the 
Signed Language Interpreting Program. We also have close ties with the 
Hispanic Linguistics Program in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. 
For further information on the department, please see our website 

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. by August 2011 in Linguistics or a closely-related field; primary 
specialization in sociolinguistics.

Preferred qualifications:

(a) secondary specialization in phonology/phonetics; (b) research and 
teaching interest in languages of the Southwest; (c) excellence in 
scholarship in areas of specialization; (d) orientation to empirical 
research; (e) excellence in teaching.

Date for best consideration: December 1, 2010
Closing Date: Open until filled

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor Sherman 
Wilcox <wilcox at>

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs 
website: <> Please reference Posting Number 0808563.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the 
diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

More information about the Funknet mailing list