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Linguistic Anthropology 2017-2018

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Last year's page: Linguistic Anthropology 2016-2017

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SEE ALSO: Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018

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MacEwan University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2017Edit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development. The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment in Anthropology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to teach a variety of introductory and more advanced courses. The ideal candidate would be able to teach courses in any two of the traditional fields of anthropology.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. All application materials, including three letters of reference sent directly by referees, quoting the competition number, should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/Disciplines/Anthropology/index.htm

How to Apply: Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Historical Linguistics or Language in Social Context - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has been authorized to make one appointment in either historical linguistics or language in social context. This position will be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate advising, teaching (up to four courses per year), supervision of student research, and development of a successful and original research program. The PhD (or equivalent degree) is required by the start date of the appointment; all degree requirements other than the dissertation must be complete at the time of application.

Applicants must have a broad intellectual engagement in linguistics and a research specialization in either historical linguistics or language in social context. A research specialization in historical linguistics might address language change, contact, diversification, or spread; linguistic reconstruction; or relations between linguistic prehistory and human prehistory generally. A research specialization in language in social context might address social variation; bilingualism; language contact; language ideologies; social pragmatics; or language attrition, endangerment, or revitalization. Applicants should also ideally have research interests or skills that intersect with a neighboring area (e.g. anthropology or archaeology, cognitive science, computational or statistical modeling, corpus or experimental linguistics, language documentation, linguistic theory, linguistic typology, or literary analysis), and that will contribute actively to the intellectual life of a broad linguistics community. Applicants must be able to teach general linguistics courses and courses at all levels in historical linguistics or language in social context, including seminars and research mentoring.

The Department of Linguistics and the University of California, Berkeley, recognize and value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (http://diversity.berkeley.edu/). We encourage applicants, in their cover letters and statements, to discuss how their research, teaching, service, and outreach activities will contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. We welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, have achieved excellence in careers outside academia, or have taken time off for family reasons.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and copies of representative written work (1 to 5 items may be submitted). Applications must contain evidence of teaching excellence or potential (included or summarized in the statement of teaching experience). Applicants must arrange for 2-5 (preferably at least 3) letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online application system. All letters will be treated as confidential according to University of California policy and California state law. Whether letters are submitted directly or provided via a third party (e.g. a dossier service or career center), please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Please submit all materials electronically at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01499.

  • The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017; no application materials will be accepted after that date. Select candidates will be interviewed at the LSA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, January 4-7, 2018; thereafter a few candidates will be invited for campus visits. Questions can be sent to Paula Floro at lingmgr@berkeley.edu.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to fill a position in linguistic anthropology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start Fall 2018. Specialty and geographic area are open. We welcome applications from candidates whose work employs the analysis of language as semiotic form to study large-scale sociocultural processes, such as those enabled by institutions of media, democracy, law, education, or commerce. Desired qualifications include a broad training in linguistic anthropology, a background in language-centered fieldwork that includes work in a non-Indo-European language, an established research program and publication trajectory, evidence of effective undergraduate teaching, and the ability to direct graduate research.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1225. Applications for the Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Richmond (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology / Anthropology of Language - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017 - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2018. We seek a candidate whose research is theoretically rigorous and ethnographically grounded and who possesses a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education, with a primary expertise in linguistic anthropology/anthropology of language. The candidate should be prepared to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods; and advanced courses in their specific areas of expertise. The teaching load is five courses per year with small class sizes. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The position requires that the successful candidate pursue an active research agenda. The department and university also provide the opportunity to supervise undergraduate research. In the past year, the School of Arts and Sciences has added to its current linguistics-focused language professors, three new linguistics specialists in the fields of psychology, classical studies, and Spanish language studies. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or be ABD with an anticipated completion by July 31, 2018.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a statement of current and planned research programs, and a current curriculum vita. Applicants will also be asked to submit the names of three references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting the reference letters. At least one of the three letters of recommendation should address teaching effectiveness or potential.

LINK to Apply

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • UPDATE: Search cancelled (confirmed via phone on 14 Sept. 2017).

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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