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Assistant Professor of Japanese (tenure track)

University of Oklahoma

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in modern Japanese literature. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, a native or near-native command of Japanese, and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, as well as teach four courses per year at all levels of the curriculum, including high-level Japanese language and modern literature and culture. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in film and/or popular culture as well. Appointment will begin August 16, 2020. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Interested candidates please submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts; 4) full sets of recent teaching evaluations; 5) a statement regarding current and upcoming research; and 6) three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field. All materials are to be uploaded to Interfolio at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/68092 .

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Nian Liu at nian.liu@ou.edu . For more information about the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, visit http://www.ou.edu/cas/modlang .

The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, and the nationally recognized Fred Jones Museum of Art and Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Assistant Professor of Linguistics (tenure track)

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor for appointment in our Linguistics BA program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics in hand at the time of the appointment, August 16, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program. Any research specialty in the core areas of linguistics is acceptable. He or she will teach general linguistics, our senior research course, and a selection of courses from the existing undergraduate curriculum: phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, historical linguistics, semantics, phonetic field methods, typology, second language acquisition theory, and linguistic field methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop new courses for the major and contribute to the growth of the linguistics program. The teaching load is four courses per year. Salary is competitive.

Instructions for submitting an application:

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019, and be considered until the position is filled.

Please upload to https://apply.interfolio.com/68131:

· a letter of application that addresses both research and teaching,

· an updated CV

· a sample of published work (1 or 2 papers)

· course evaluations from the two most recent years of teaching

· a copy of your transcript (PhD granting institution only)

· names and email addresses of three references

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Marcia Haag: haag@ou.edu . For more information about the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, visit http://www.ou.edu/cas/modlang .

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

One-year Instructor/Lecturer Positions in Spanish (eligible for re-appointment) University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

We invite highly qualified applicants to submit materials to be considered to join a thriving and successful Spanish language program of nearly 100 majors and 600 minors in a vibrant university town. Norman, Oklahoma, the home of our flagship university, has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for full-time, one-year positions in Spanish for the 2019-20 academic year, with a possibility of reappointment contingent upon excellent performance and adequate enrollments. Start date is January 1, 2020 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma to complete new hire paperwork) through May 15, 2020.

Duties include teaching three or four Spanish language courses per semester (minimum of 22- 26 credit hours per year). Instructors will attend all meetings and workshops related to lower-division Spanish and complete tasks (such as participation in preparing some course materials and holding office hours) for the section as required.

The position, which comes with full benefits, pays $36,750 per year for candidates with an MA and $41,750 per year for candidates with a PhD. See cost of living calculator to determine salary value in Norman, Oklahoma vis-à-vis other US cities: http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/. For information about the department, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.A. degree in Spanish, Spanish Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy or Education, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field that provides expertise in language teaching and learning
  • experience teaching Spanish language to English-speaking students at the college level
  • native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • and excellent command of English.

Apart from the minimum requirements, candidates with experience teaching Spanish for the professions or translation studies are encouraged to apply.

Instructions to apply:

Preference will be given to applications submitted by November 10, 2019

Include in application:

  • A brief cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum requirements above.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • MA (and PhD if applicable) transcripts.
  • Minimum of 2 full sets of recent teaching evaluations.
  • Three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field.
  • Please send completed application in a single email to: Dr. Julie Ward, Chair of Spanish Section Search Committee (email: wardjulie@ou.edu), with the exception of the letters of recommendation under separate cover.
  • Please use “Spanish Instructor Application” in subject line of email; recommenders may use “Spanish Instructor Letter” in email.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eoo, and in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.