University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culturesat the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Hispanic Linguistics to begin September 1, 2013. Interested candidates must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The desirable candidate will complement the current strengths of our Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. programs. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Phonetics and/or Phonology. However, candidates with strong research records in Semantics, Pragmatics or related fields will also be considered. Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Catalan or a native language of Latin America is highly desirable. Duties include teaching Hispanic Linguistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising undergraduate and graduate students, directing theses and dissertations in his/her area of expertise, and performing service duties as required bythe department and the University. Candidates should have a distinguished research and teaching record.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly work, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee for Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, 418 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. All applications will be acknowledged. Screening of applications will begin December 7, 2012. Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted at the January 2013 MLA Convention in Boston, MA.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.