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Job Announcement, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University is  pleased to announce one of two  tenure-track positions in Sociolinguistics at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek candidates who have a strong record of research and teaching, and ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in any combination of subfields including but not limited to: analysis of videotaped interaction; computer mediated communication; language and gender, space, politics, religion or identity; intercultural  communication; classroom interaction; or macrosociolinguistics (including language policy and planning, bi- and multilingualism, and language endangerment). The appointment will start on August 1, 2012. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree by the time of the appointment.

Georgetown University is a global university with ambition to continue to build a world-class faculty that is diverse and inclusive in all material ways.  We look to welcome to our faculty new colleagues who bring strengths we do not now have or ones that need reinforcement and extensionGeorgetown University is interested in applicants with experience and interest in 1) communities of color, 2) cultures other than their own, 3) culturally diverse groups and 4) developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.

Applications must be sent both by surface mail and by email (in pdf format), and should be received by November 15, 2011 for full consideration.  Dossiers should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least one representative publication, and names (with contact information) of three references.


Applications should be addressed to:

Deborah Tannen, Chair
Sociolinguistics Search Committee
Linguistics Department
Georgetown University
1437 37th Street NW
Poulton Hall 240
Box 571051
Washington, DC 20057-1051