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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HISPANIC LINGUISTICS & SLA

Requisition # 71651

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, September 18th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Spanish & Portuguese

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa seeks to hire a specialist in Hispanic Linguistics. The appointment will be a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The ideal candidate will have primary expertise in the field of acquisition of syntax and/or morphosyntax in Spanish as a second language (SLA).



 Required qualifications:




  • a record of innovative research using experimental methods in the fields of syntax and/or morphosyntax

  • PhD in hand by August 2018

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English

  • demonstrated excellence in teaching



The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate courses in Hispanic linguistics, language acquisition and syntax, as well as graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.



Desirable qualifications:




  • ability to teach courses on bilingual language acquisition, including heritage speakers.

  • ability to contribute to the existing graduate course sequence in syntax

  • ability to teach courses on research methods in SLA at the graduate and undergraduate levels

  • ability to teach the graduate teaching methods course



Typically faculty in Hispanic linguistics have strong collaborative relationships with faculty in the Departments of Linguistics and of Psychological and Brain Sciences, as well as the PhD program in Second Language Acquisition. There are many opportunities to collaborate with Division faculty to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses.



Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and one sample of scholarly work to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online to the same link. Refer to requisition number 71651. Screening begins November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by videoconference.



The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

PhD in hand by August 2018

Required Qualifications:

  • a record of innovative research using experimental methods in the fields of syntax and/or morphosyntax

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English

  • demonstrated excellence in teaching

Desirable Qualifications:

  • ability to teach courses on bilingual language acquisition, including heritage speakers.

  • ability to contribute to the existing graduate course sequence in syntax

  • ability to teach courses on research methods in SLA at the graduate and undergraduate levels

  • ability to teach the graduate teaching methods course


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement: Research Interests/Teaching Philosophy
Sample of Scholarly Work
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
rebecca-tritten@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/



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