We are welcoming candidates for a position in Linguistics in the Department of Languages and Linguistics. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment with the opportunity to teach in undergraduate linguistics. Position to begin August 2018. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The linguistics program at Gordon College is characterized by rigorous and effective teaching that is invigorated by an active research and field work agenda. The faculty prepare students from a broad range of fields of interest, some for future work at the graduate level, and others for teaching. Faculty responsibilities include advising students, supervising student internships and faculty assignment on college committees.
The Department of Languages & Linguistics at Gordon College is composed of five full-time and seven part-time faculty. The department offers majors and minors in Linguistics, Combined Languages, French, and Spanish, along with additional minors in Classics, Latin American Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology, and instruction in German and Mandarin. The College archives hold many first translations of texts into indigenous languages of the Americas. As the alma mater of Kenneth L. Pike, an interdepartmental program in Scripture translation for new culture groups has just been approved to begin in Fall 2018.
Graduates of Gordon College’s young linguistics program may continue on to the PhD in linguistics, or continue their studies in a variety of fields, from law to education. A number of students major in both Education and Linguistics; such students use what they learn as classroom teachers at all levels, especially in teaching ESL.
The ideal candidate will have:
Doctorate, or appropriate terminal degree in a branch of Linguistics completed by the time of appointment (ABD may be considered)
Strong ability to teach a course in sociolinguistics and in semantics and pragmatics
Passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduates
Strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college
Collaborative skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries
Commitment to fostering the development of critical thinking skills
Desire to integrate undergraduate research into their own research agenda
Successful classroom teaching experience
Research program or potential for its development
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three references, a sample of academic writing, a PDF sample of or link to research activity/publications, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
The review of applicants will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.