TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SPANISH HERITAGE LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Spanish Heritage Language & Linguistics to begin in the fall of 2022. Specifically, we seek to hire an outstanding researcher and teacher whose plan of inquiry uses current approaches in linguistics to further our understanding of Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. The successful applicant will maintain an active research profile in any area of linguistics, provide collaborative expertise on our newly formed three-course Spanish heritage language sequence, and be able to teach undergraduate-level Spanish heritage language courses, undergraduate-level courses in Spanish linguistics (e.g., Bilingualism in the US, Acquisition of Spanish, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics) and graduate-level courses in the applicant’s areas of research specialization (open, provided the applicant be able to teach the aforementioned courses). Additional professional duties include active mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and providing service to the Department and University, especially to support heritage students of Spanish. A Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics or similar field is required at time of appointment. Experience using experimental approaches to linguistic analysis, developing heritage language courses, teacher training, heritage language course materials creation, and community-based learning experience is highly desirable.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, pedagogical leadership, and service.

 

Applicants should apply online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com, including a cover letter; CV; statements on research and teaching; statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom; writing sample; and contact information for three letters of reference. H1-B sponsorship is not available for this position. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. Queries can be sent to Professor Laura Gurzynski-Weiss (lgurzyns@indiana.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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