Job announcement - open rank joint position in Hispanic Linguistics

Bill Croft wcroft at
Tue Oct 25 19:37:31 UTC 2011

(apologies for cross-posting)

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Professor of Hispanic Linguistics - Open Rank

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of 
Linguistics seek applicants for an open rank appointment in Hispanic 
Linguistics at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The position is 
contingent upon final budgetary approval. It is expected that the 
appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor or Associate 
Professor rank. The position is probationary leading to a tenure 
decision. Appointment will begin in August 2012. 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.
This is a joint position in two departments that maintain close ties. 
The Hispanic Linguistics program in the Department of Spanish and 
Portuguese at UNM specializes in sociolinguistics, language variation 
and change, second language acquisition, Spanish as a heritage 
language, and phonology.  For further information on the department, 
please see our website:

The Department of Linguistics 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. For further 
information on the department, please see our website

Minimum qualifications Ph.D. by August 2012 in Linguistics, Hispanic 
Linguistics or a closely-related field.  Primary research focus on 
Spanish linguistics. 

Preferred qualifications (a) specialization in Corpus Linguistics, 
particularly spoken corpora; (b) discourse analysis from a functional 
perspective; (c) bilingualism and/or first language acquisition; (d) 
research and teaching in Portuguese linguistics; (e) excellence in 
scholarship in areas of specialization; (f) excellence in teaching. 
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 and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:	 December 1, 2011

Closing Date: Open until filled

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor William 
Croft, wcroft at

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the 
UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting 
Number 0813172.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the 
diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities 
are encouraged to apply. 

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