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San Francisco
Job ID: 16.18
Social/Behavioral Sciences
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Date Posted:
September 4, 2018
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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San Francisco State University, Department of English Language and Literature offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Linguistics with an emphasis in sociolinguistics, beginning August 2019.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research teaching and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

The department seeks applications from linguists whose primary area of teaching and research is in sociolinguistics, especially those interested in socio-phonetics.

The Department of English Language and Literature offers a BA degree in English with concentrations in Linguistics, Literature, English Education and Technical and Professional Writing. The department also offers a Master of Arts degree with concentrations in Linguistics, TESOL, Composition and Literature as well as two post-secondary teaching certificate programs. For further information, please see our website:

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


The position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching in three English department programs: the graduate and undergraduate programs in linguistics and the graduate program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages).

Responsibilities also include mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students; developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty; and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at

Required Qualifications-

Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field completed by the first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications-

•Record of teaching contributions in introductory sociolinguistics and general linguistics, and an ability to teach history of English, phonetics, phonology, morphology, and discourse analysis.
•Active record of scholarship in linguistics, sociolinguistics and/or socio-phonetics and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities
•Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Application deadline is Friday November 2, 2018. Submit letter of intent/interest; a current CV; a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Department of English Language and Literature to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; two samples of scholarly work; student teaching evaluations from relevant courses; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Materials to be submitted to Dr. Sugie Goen-Salter, SFSU Chair, Department of English Language and Literature (Attn: Search Committee) at files are preferred.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.