University of Maryland, Baltimore County — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Spanish and Linguistics. Teaching responsibilities include Spanish linguistics courses as well as general linguistics courses focusing on language and cognition and language acquisition. A background in sociolinguistics and dialectology is a plus.  The teaching load is five courses per year.  The candidate’s research should complement and enhance the department’s interdisciplinary curriculum.

UMBC’s Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, in addition to offering instruction in a broad range of languages, has a long history of training students to examine cultural differences, to understand their nature and implications, and to apply their linguistic and intercultural talents and skills in advancing cultural and ethnic diversity and social responsibility.  With its renewed emphasis on intercultural issues and conflicts, MLLI has become one of the primary academic departments at UMBC dedicated to innovative approaches to linguistic, cultural, and economic diversity and social justice.  For further information about the department, please consult mlli.umbc.edu.

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty.  Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body.  Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity.  Members of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have the Ph.D. completed before Fall 2019 and demonstrate potential excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and professional service.  Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable. UMBC is an EEO/AA employer.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a letter of application explaining specific qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests, accomplishments, and plans; (4) a statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) unofficial graduate transcripts; (6) a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion or describing the candidate’s commitment to inclusion. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, for three confidential letters of recommendation. For best consideration submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/56085 by November 21, 2018. Specific inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steven Young, young@umbc.edu or Dr. Ana María Schwartz Caballero, aschwart@umbc.edu, co-chairs of the search committee.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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