[lg policy] Fwd: [LINGANTH] Job Posting - Sociolinguistics of Bi/Multilingualism - UC Davis

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 6 16:35:21 UTC 2014

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Sociolinguistics of Bi/Multilingualism
University of California, Davis

Title: Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. This is a
nine-month tenure-track faculty appointment

The Department of Linguistics manages the undergraduate program in
linguistics, supports an interdisciplinary graduate group that manages M.A.
and Ph.D. programs in linguistics, and contributes to a faculty cluster
with collaborative research and teaching missions in applied and
sociolinguistics, as well as educational linguistics.

Responsibilities: The appointee is expected to conduct research on the
sociolinguistics of bi/multilingualism especially in regards to language
use, learning, maintenance, and/or attrition in minority language
communities.  S/he should have strong interests in research methodology and
ethics appropriate for working in local communities, and a commitment to
the research mentorship of students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Possible research specialties include but are not limited to language
contact and variation, language socialization, language ideologies,
grassroots policy implementation, participatory action research, community
language pedagogy, translation and interpretation, language and literacy
issues in healthcare, community language media.

The appointee will be required to teach courses in sociolinguistics and
bi/multilingualism, undergraduate-level courses in general topics in
linguistics, and graduate-level courses in areas of specialization.
Supervision of graduate students, involvement in curricular development,
and performance of university service are expected.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic
anthropology, or a closely related field is required prior to the beginning
of the appointment service period start date. The applicant should have
experience and interests related to the sociolinguistics of
bi/multilingualism in minority language communities, as well as a strong
background in research methods appropriate for working in local communities.

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor ranks
at the University of California.

Appointment date:  Position will begin July 1, 2015.

Applications: To apply, go to URL:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00332.  Inquiries should be directed
to Dr. Julia Menard-Warwick, Bilingualism/Sociolinguistics Search Committee
Chair, Department of Linguistics, One Shields Avenue, University of
California Davis, Davis, CA 95616. Telephone: (530) 752-8138, (530) 752-3156
(fax), email: jemwarwick at ucdavis.edu.<mailto:jemwarwick at ucdavis.edu.>

Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that clearly
states research and teaching interests and background, official graduate
transcripts, one writing sample (publication, submitted manuscript, or
dissertation chapter), a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, and
three letters of recommendation. The position will remain open until
filled. Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive full initial

Angus Chang
Academic Personnel Coordinator
Social Sciences Orange Cluster
University of California
479 Kerr Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
fax: 530.752.3156
aychang at ucdavis.edu<mailto:aychang at ucdavis.edu>
aim: angussssa


 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 gmail.com

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