Director of the Linguistics Program and Associate or Full ProfessorCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Linguistics ProgramAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of Vacancy:
USC ColumbiaPart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Linguistics Program and Professor (Associate or Full Professor). This is a tenured, full-time, faculty position. The successful candidate will assume the position of Program Director on July 1, 2023, with the tenured start date as August 16, 2023. We seek applicants from any area of linguistics. Determined based on qualifications and area(s) of specialization of the successful candidate, the possible tenure home will be in a school/department within the College of Arts and Sciences. Required Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will teach courses and conduct research in their area(s) of specialization. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Program Director is expected to provide visionary leadership to the program, serving as its representative at the College level. They will promote success in research and teaching among program faculty, encourage interdisciplinary collaborations with other units on campus, manage the program’s fiscal resources, coordinate curricular decisions, and foster a culture of engagement among its faculty, staff, and students. They will also maintain excellence in their own research, teaching, and service.
As an independent, interdepartmental unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Linguistics Program has core and affiliated faculty primarily housed in Anthropology; English Language and Literature; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; and Psychology, and affiliated faculty in the English Programs for Internationals; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Computer Science and Engineering; and Education. At the graduate level, it offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics as well as a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). Students can pursue a range of linguistic specializations that reflect the interdisciplinary breadth of the faculty. At the undergraduate level, the program offers a minor and a cognate as in Linguistics. South Carolina Honors College students may also pursue an interdisciplinary major with a Linguistics concentration through the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BARSC) degree program. For more information, please visit the program website at https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/linguistics/index.php.
Candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics or a closely related field as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching, and administration.Preferred Qualifications:
None.Desired Start Date:
07/01/2023Job Open Date:
10/21/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests as well as administrative experience, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references, who will be asked to provide letters if the candidate advances to the second round of review.Review of applications will commence on December 12, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Carl Dahlman, at [email protected].Quicklink for Posting:
This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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