San José State University San José, California ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY

San José State University
San José, California

Specialization: Linguistics
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23802
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)


Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field with specialization in quantitative sociolinguistics by start of appointment. Applicants should have evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated potential for scholarly excellence.

Applicants should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. They should also have a strong commitment to teamwork and collegiality.


1) Teach courses in linguistics to students in the BA and MA Linguistics programs in the Department of Linguistics and Language Development as well as general education courses and other courses, as needed.
2) Advise students and assist with program coordination and development.

3) Serve on department, college and university committees. 4) Develop and maintain a research record.

The normal load is four three-unit courses per semester plus advising and committee work. A pattern of demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and continued scholarly, professional activity, including publications in refereed venues, will be required for tenure and promotion. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 22, 2017

Employment is contigent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application procedure:

For full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and representative publications via Interfolio on the below

link to the attention of Dr. Swathi M. Vanniarajan, Chair, Department of Linguistics & Language Development, San José State University, San José, CA 95192-0093 by November 7, 2016. Link to Interfolio:

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Roula Svorou at or Dr. Swathi M. Vanniarajan at

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any

may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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