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Assistant Professor Spanish Linguistics
Kalamazoo, MI
Posted Mar 27, 2014 by Western Michigan University
Category: Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures



Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics beginning August 2014 with the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics and the ability to contribute to broadening WMU coverage and expertise in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics. Preferred candidates will be specialists in fields other than the following: phonetics/phonology, second language teaching methodology, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and history of the language. Teaching experience, evidence of scholarly activity, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are required. Responsibilities will include teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language and linguistics, producing quality research, coordinating courses at some level of language instruction, and participating in additional departmental, college, and university service. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. WMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable Federal and State law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should visit http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html to apply online. Materials submitted online should include: a) a cover letter that addresses fulfillment of qualifications, b) a curriculum vitae, c) complete official statistical data from the four most recent semesters of teaching evaluations, d) a statement of research interests, and e) a statement of teaching philosophy. Have a writing sample, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent by surface mail to Attn: Search Committee, Western Michigan University, Department of Spanish, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5338. Email: spanish- info@wmich.edu




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