University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Writing and Language Studies
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics
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|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Rank: Assistant Professor
Deadline: January 6th 2017, open until filled
Field chosen: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition, Corpus Linguistics (selected)
Specialized area: English/Spanish language contact (direct input)
The Department of Writing and Language Studies at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for an Assistant Professor with specialization in Applied Linguistics commencing September 1, 2017.
Candidates with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (or related field) with an emphasis in sociolinguistics and/or language contact are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a research agenda related to/drawing from the linguistic resources of the Rio Grande Valley region. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the English degree, teaching and supervising graduate students, conducting research, and carrying out service responsibilities.
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and becoming one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley opened its doors in Fall 2015. UTRGV was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 and brings together the assets and resources of UT Pan American and UT Brownsville. The new university is also home to a School of Medicine which opened in 2016. UTRGV is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.
The Department of Writing and Language Studies at UTRGV offers BA programs in English and Spanish in conjunction with the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies. It also offers MA programs in English (Rhetoric, Composition, Literacy Studies, and Linguistics), English as a Second Language, and Interdisciplinary Studies in English. The Department brings together linguistics, languages (including a wide variety of languages, such as French, German, Chinese, and Arabic), and rhetoric/composition.
For more information about the university and programs offered, please see http://www.utrgv.edu.
Minimum Qualifications: Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field from an accredited university by the time of hire; evidence of excellent scholarship and teaching; Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in research/scholarship. ABD will be considered; however, degree must be conferred by September 1, 2017.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Expertise in Sociolinguistics and/or Language Contact
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to expertise in sociolinguistics and/or language contact, a candidate with experience/expertise in one or more of the following areas of research/scholarship will be viewed favorably: multilingual language acquisition, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, English/Spanish language contact. Further, the ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a research agenda related to/drawing from the linguistic resources of the Rio Grande Valley region.
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Web application only:
Application URL: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/12612
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