LINGUIST List 21.4384

Tue Nov 02 2010

Jobs: Sign Linguistics: Assistant Professor, U of Connecticut

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        1.     Diane Lillo-Martin , Sign Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

Message 1: Sign Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, CT, USA
Date: 01-Nov-2010
From: Diane Lillo-Martin <>
Subject: Sign Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, CT, USA
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University or Organization: University of Connecticut Department: Department of Linguistics Job Location: Connecticut, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sign Linguistics


Job Summary: The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Artsand Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is acceptingapplications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level,expected to start August 23, 2011. The department is interested inapplications from linguists working on sign linguistics, within any area offormal linguistics. Although the specific domain of linguistics is open,candidates' research and teaching interests should fit well with those ofthe current departmental faculty.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements for a Ph.D. in Linguistics or relatedfield completed by start date of employment; evidence or promise of astrong research/publication record; the ability to teach courses inlinguistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a primaryfocus on generative approaches to sign linguistics. Equivalent foreigndegrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: The ability to work effectively in the context ofdiversity through unique skills and talents. For example, the candidateshould contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement tothe diversity and excellence of the learning experience; integratemulticultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools;and/or apply understanding of issues such as diversity and multiculturalismto scholarship.

Appointment Terms: The successful candidate's primary academic appointmentwill be within the Department of Linguistics at the main campus in Storrs,CT. The incumbent may have the opportunity to work at the University'scampuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, or WestHartford. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, andexperience.

To Apply: Applicants should apply online using Husky Hire, URL below, toupload their application materials. Review of applications will beginDecember 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

The application package should include: 1) cover letter, including anindication of the candidate's commitment to diversity, 2) statement ofresearch interests, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) CV, 5) one ortwo samples of scholarly writing, and 6) three letters of recommendationwhich should be sent directly from the referees The recommenders may also mail theirrecommendation to address below. The recommendations will be uploaded toyour file. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Department of Linguistics c/o Catalina Ritton 337 Mansfield Road Unit 1145 Storrs, CT 06269-1145 USA Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Diane Lillo-Martin Email:

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