Job opportunity: Post-doc in Sign Linguistics at University of Connecticut, Storrs

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The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position carries a teaching load of one course per year. We seek an exceptionally talented scholar in sign linguistics, with a focus on theoretical and/or experimental approaches.

Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level; and active research interests integrating well with those of the Department’s current sign linguistics faculty members.

Evidence of excellence in research; a strong commitment to theoretical and experimental approaches to sign linguistics, particularly in the areas of sign language acquisition and/or bimodal bilingualism; fluency in a sign language; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

This is an 11 month, annually renewable position. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics at the Storrs campus.

Please submit the following materials to the web address below: 1) cover letter with description of research interests, 2) CV, 3) one or two samples of scholarly writing; and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. 

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 26, 2017.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check. (Search # 2017610). 

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