Job search: Anthropological Linguistics

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Oct 27 12:40:51 UTC 2006

Anthropological Linguistics: Assistant or Associate Professor, University
of Chicago, IL, USA

University or Organization: Univeristy of Chicago
Department: Comparative Human Development
Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Acquisition;
Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics


The Department of Comparative Human Development invites applications for a
tenure-track assistant or associate professor specializing in the area of
language and comparative human development. The Department operates an
interdisciplinary research and graduate training program in the Division
of the Social Sciences, specializing in the biosocial and psychocultural
study of human development over the life span. We seek a broadly trained
scholar interested in the role of language in development within social
interactional and/or cultural comparative contexts. Particular
specialization is less important than a demonstrated capacity to engage in
innovative research and substantive multidisciplinary dialogue. Relevant
specializations might include, but are not limited to, language as a
mediator of socialization, multilingualism, creolization and
grammaticization processes, development of narrative or discursive skills,
first and/or second language acquisition (in comparative perspective),
language and the constitution of self (including cognitive and affective
dimensions), and the psychological and sociological aspects of the
specialized uses of language in institutional settings (e.g., clinic,
classroom, etc.).

Please submit a letter of application, vita, a list of referees, and any
relevant papers.


Address for Applications:
Chair, Language Search
Department of Comparative Human Development
The University of Chicago
5730 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2006 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Janie Lardner
Email: jlardner at
Phone: 773-702-3971
Fax: 773-702-0320

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