Sign Language Linguistics - Tenure Track/Tenured (Open Rank)

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details



Job # 075602 Job Title Sign Language Linguistics - Tenure Track/Tenured (Open Rank) Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by department chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Open Rank Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Teaching and Leadership, in the School of Education at Syracuse University invite applications for a full time tenure-track or tenured position in sign language linguistics to develop a program in American Sign Language, as rooted in the linguistic program in Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and inclusive education in the School of Education beginning Fall 2021 semester.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue an exceptional program of research driven by a strong theoretical foundation to understand the human capacity for language in a non-auditory, gesture-based modality. The candidate will have a research program that uses rigorous methods of linguistic analysis. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with a research specialization in ASL, although candidates with research programs in another sign language would be welcome.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University, as well as the Inclusive Education and Disability Studies programs in the School of Education. This hire will add depth and breadth to Syracuse University’s strong research emphasis in the domains of general linguistics, (A)SL, inclusive education, and disability studies.

The candidates will show evidence of (1) high quality scholarship and the potential to build a vigorous program of funded research, (2) teaching qualifications at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (3) promise of excellence in engaging graduate and undergraduate students in research.

Qualifications

Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in an area of linguistics and specialization in, or experience with, a sign language. Additional expertise in one or more related fields, such as ASL, acquisition of a sign language, psycholinguistics, inclusive education, or disability studies, is strongly preferred. Competence in ASL will be an asset.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the university.

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Information about the departments may be found at http://lll.syr.edu/ and https://soe.syr.edu/departments/academic/teaching-leadership/, and about disability studies programs at https://soe.syr.edu/disability-studies/. The School of Education is committed to anti-racist and intersectionally-oriented pedagogy and practices in the preparation of educators at all levels.

For full consideration, please complete a brief online faculty application at http//:www.sujobopps.com and attach the following: 1. cover letter; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. research statement, 4. teaching statement; 5. diversity statement; 6. single representative paper; 7. list of three references to provide letters of recommendations through the online portal system. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of March 25, 2021 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please. Salary is competitive.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

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Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/86160 Job Posting Date 04/04/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration 03/25/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

Information about the departments may be found at http://lll.syr.edu/ and https://soe.syr.edu/departments/academic/teaching-leadership/, and about disability studies programs at https://soe.syr.edu/disability-studies/. The School of Education is committed to anti-racist and intersectionally-oriented pedagogy and practices in the preparation of educators at all levels.

For full consideration, please complete a brief online faculty application at http//:www.sujobopps.com and attach the following: 1. cover letter; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. research statement, 4. teaching statement; 5. diversity statement; 6. single representative paper; 7. list of three references to provide letters of recommendations through the online portal system. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of March 25, 2021 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please. Salary is competitive.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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