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Visiting Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Linguistics
Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics at Indiana University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in the area of Sociolinguistics to begin August 1, 2018. The successful applicant will be comfortable teaching courses ranging from an introduction to language and identity for undergraduate non-majors, undergraduate sociolinguistics, graduate introduction to sociolinguistics, and sociolinguistic fieldwork at the undergraduate level. They may also have the opportunity to engage in student mentoring, with a variety of students enrolled in one of IU’s many language and linguistics programs.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) by August 1, 2018 in Linguistics, or a related field with extensive experience in variationist sociolinguistics. Ideal candidates will have research and teaching interests that align well with the department and the related programs at IU. Indiana University and the Department of Linguistics have a tradition of diverse language and linguistics education, well-developed connections with cognitive science, speech and hearing science, and computer science, and the presence of Linguist List, among many other opportunities for integration.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Stuart Davis at, or mailed to Department of Linguistics, Ballantine Hall 844, 1020 E Kirkwood Avenue, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank FV3 $50,000
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21803-06

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  4. Sample Syllabus
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Course Evaluation
  3. Other
  4. Statement of Research and Teaching