29.2953, Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Chicago

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Subject: 29.2953, Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Chicago

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:21:21
From: Lenore Grenoble [grenoble at uchicago.edu]
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Chicago, USA

University or Organization: University of Chicago 
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA 
Web Address: http://linguistics.uchicago.edu/
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Instructor in Linguistics
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics 


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is seeking to hire
a scholar whose research addresses language in its social context, broadly
construed. We are looking for a candidate whose primary research and teaching
will bring to our Department an intellectual perspective and set of tools that
enhance (and potentially complement) our existing strengths in experimental
linguistics, evolutionary linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language
contact, language endangerment and documentation, as well as syntax, semantics
and phonology. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the
Department's language-in-society curriculum, and in sustaining our vibrant and
interdisciplinary community of language-oriented scholars and students drawing
from neighboring departments, including Anthropology, Psychology, and
Comparative Human Development.

A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the Department of
Linguistics and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are
historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, such as
black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
Successful candidates will be appointed as a tenure-track faculty member at
the rank of Instructor and, through the summer of 2020, will be appointed as a
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow. This initial period is intended to serve in
lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. During this time, Fellows will teach one
class per year, receive research support, and participate in programming
designed to help support them in their progress toward promotion. Instructors
will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their initial

Candidates are required to have completed the PhD by the position's expected
start date, which is September 1, 2018, and must be no more than three years
beyond receiving that degree by the start date of the fellowship.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and research and
teaching statements, as well as the names and contact information of three

Applicants must submit all materials electronically at
https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, posting 03763. Letters of reference will
be solicited by the Department after the search committee has reviewed the
initial applications. The committee will begin to review applications as soon
as possible from the posting date and will continue until the position is
filled or the search is closed. For questions about the position, contact
Lenore Grenoble at grenoble at uchicago.edu. Position is contingent on budgetary

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.
For additional information please see the University's Notice of
Nondiscrimination at
http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in
need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator at uchicago.edu with their request.

Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu 
Contact Information:
	Lenore Grenoble 
	Email: grenoble at uchicago.edu 


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