Job Opening at CSULBb

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Thu Sep 25 13:15:55 UTC 2008

 Forwarded From:  LINGANTH at

The departments of Anthropology and Linguistics at California State
University, Long Beach, are seeking applications for a joint tenure-track
position in Linguistic Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level.
Required Qualifications : PhD in Anthropology at the time of appointment,
training in linguistic anthropology, potential for excellence in teaching at
the university/college level, evidence of potential for successful research
and publication and ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically
and culturally diverse campus community. Desired/preferred qualifications
include specialization in linguistic anthropology, graduate-level training
in linguistics, active ethnographic fieldwork, the ability to link
interactional data to their broader socio-cultural, socio-political
implications, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university/college
level, experience in teaching courses in linguistics, anthropology, and
linguistic anthropology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
evidence of successful research and publication commensurate with
professional level and experience in applied or community-based research.
Specialization open but should complement those of existing faculty in the
CSULB anthropology and linguistic departments. Responsibilities include
teaching 3 courses per semester for the first three years and 3-4 courses
per semester thereafter. Courses include lower division to graduate (M.A.)
level in linguistic anthropology, including introductory courses in
linguistics and/or anthropology, special topics and graduate seminars, and
other courses, depending upon candidate's expertise and department needs.
Position open until filled ; review of applications will begin October 30,
2008. Applications should include a letter of application addressing
qualifications; curriculum vita (including a current e-mail address); a
brief statement (one page only) of teaching philosophy; three letters of
recommendation; evidence of successful teaching (syllabi, course handouts,
tests, student evaluations, etc.); and an official transcript from
institution awarding highest degree.  (Employment is contingent upon proof
of the legal right to work in the United States.  This proof must be
provided by the time of employment at the University.  An appointment is not
final until proof is provided.) All requests for information should be
addressed to: Dr. Alexandra Jaffe, Chair, Search Committee, Department of
Linguistics, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower
Boulevard, Long Beach, CA  90840-2403. Inquiries via e-mail should be
addressed to: Dr. Alexandra Jaffe ( <mailto:ajaffe at>
ajaffe at

In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under
federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a
diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of tolerance,
civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual,
without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or
other personal characteristics or beliefs.  An EO employer.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at


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