The Department of Romance and Classical Studies invites applications for a tenure-system position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2018. We seek candidates specializing in linguistics with a primary focus in phonology related to Spanish and a secondary research area in language acquisition, bilingualism, language contact or related areas.
The successful candidate will be a faculty member of the Spanish Program in the newly formed School of Language Sciences & Literary and Cultural Studies, housed in the College of Arts & Letters. The School is being formed from the merger of the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (LGSAAL), The Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS), and the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA).
The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of research, service and teaching (two courses per semester), including teaching in the General Education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Minimum requirements include Ph.D. completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2018.
Required Application Materials
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu. Qualified applicants should submit the following:
a cover letter highlighting the candidate's alignment with desired qualifications
current curriculum vitae
a sample of research (paper or chapter)
a summary of the candidate's experience with diversity in the classroom and/or past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives
three current letters of recommendation
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 with a closing date of December 1, 2017. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Gabriela Alfaraz, in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, at email@example.com.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
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