[Ads-l] Tenure track position: Sociolinguistics, Michigan State University

Wagner, Suzanne wagnersu at MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 26 07:44:04 UTC 2019

Dear all,

The Linguistics program at Michigan State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics, with a focus on language variation and change. Details are below and at http://www.careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502456/assistant-professortenure-system
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Position Summary. The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure system appointment in Sociolinguistics with a focus on language variation and change at the Assistant Professor level, to begin on August 16, 2020.
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Suzanne Wagner


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics

Job no: 610313
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Education/Training, Tenure System Faculty

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociolinguistics with a focus on language variation and change at the Assistant Professor level, to begin on August 16, 2020.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics by the time of the appointment, and native or near native English language proficiency. The candidate should have a record of high quality research in language variation and change and in sociolinguistics, in the form of publications or presentations, and demonstrate a promising trajectory of scholarly engagement. The candidate will be an active participant in the MSU Sociolinguistics Lab.

Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and scholarly interests complement and connect with those of our current faculty. Applicants whose research engages in experimental or computational approaches to the modeling and analysis of sound change and variation are particularly encouraged. In addition to teaching sociolinguistics, the ability to teach phonology, quantitative methods in linguistics, or introduction to cognitive science is desirable, as is some college-level teaching experience. Research in languages other than English is also a plus.

Duties will include active research, teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate is expected to (a) teach sociolinguistics, plus undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as courses in Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH) in the College of Arts and Letters, (b) maintain an active research program, (c) supervise theses/dissertations and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students, and (d) engage in institutional and professional service.

Review of applications will begin November 4th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu. Posting: 610313.

Qualified applicants should submit (a) a cover letter (b) current curriculum vitae (c) a statement of research interests (d) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (e) up to 3 samples of research work (f) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence, and (g) the names and e-mail addresses of 3 potential referees.

For more information, contact Professor Suzanne Evans Wagner (wagnersu at msu.edu ), Chair of the Sociolinguistics Search Committee, B-331 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Suzanne Evans Wagner | she, her, hers
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of Graduate Studies
B-401 Wells Hall
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Tel: +1 (517) 355-9739

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