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Faculty: Sociolinguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an open rank position in Sociolinguistics, beginning September 1, 2019. Applicants will be expected to teach courses in Sociolinguistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to maintain an active research program. We seek someone who complements our current strengths in quantitative approaches to variation and social meaning.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to fieldwork and to analysis based on rich data. We value engagement with social theory and style, and we particularly welcome applicants working in any of the following areas: race and ethnicity, morphosyntactic variation, acquisition and development, and variation in interaction. The Department particularly values candidates whose work engages with multiple subfields of linguistics and applies methodologically rigorous empirical work to significant theoretical questions.

Applicants should submit the following via

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Brief research statement (not to exceed two pages)
  • Statement of teaching interests (not to exceed one page)
  • Up to three representative samples of published or unpublished work
  • Candidates at the junior level should also request three reference letters to be submitted on their behalf via Academic Jobs Online.  Candidates at the tenured level may be contacted about references later in the application process.

For full consideration, materials must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.

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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.