Faculty Position in Sociolinguistics at Bennington College

Bennington, VT Full-time

Bennington College seeks a full-time faculty member in sociolinguistics. The ideal candidate will bring new content and perspectives to our curriculum through an active research agenda that focuses on one or more of the following: language and gender, language and ethnicity, African-American vernacular English, creolization, class and language, language and education, language and power, language and migration. We are especially interested in applicants who could teach courses with broad appeal for students across the liberal arts disciplines, and who could teach undergraduate students to gather and use data from the field.

Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year, and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply online to https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fuop by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement which includes a short description of three (3) courses; and d) the names and contact information for three references.

In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.

Review of applications will begin November 1st.

Apply for this opening at http://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fuop?apply=true