LINGUIST List 5.1060

Fri 30 Sep 1994

Jobs: Seafaring, Syntax, Phonology, Semantics

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  1. Dan Everett, Semester at Sea
  2. , Jobs: Syntax, Phonology positions at Yale
  3. E. Wayles Browne, Semantics position at Cornell

Message 1: Semester at Sea

Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 12:32:18 -0400
From: Dan Everett <>
Subject: Semester at Sea
Linguists thinking about their sabbatical plans might be interested in
hearing of the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea
program. Each semester app. 20 faculty are hired from institutions
around the world to teach on the ship SS Universe as it
circumnavegates the globe. In the Fall term, the ship leaves from
Vancouver, returning to New Orleans or Florida. In the Spring term it
leaves from the Bahamas and returns to Seattle. The voyage includes 50
days at sea and 50 days in port. Classes are offered daily at sea but
not at all while in port. The itinerary of a typical Spring voyage is:
Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Philippines,
Vietnam, China, Japan, and Seattle. A typical Fall itinerary would be:
Vancouver, Japan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Egypt, Israel,
Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco, Florida. You get paid (a little) and can
take dependents for a very low price.
Several linguists have gone before as faculty (I did in 1992). Pat Shaw
(UBC) is currently on board (ought to be mid Pacific as I post this).
I highly recommend it. If you want more information, you can write
Semester at Sea
811 William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Dan Everett
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Message 2: Jobs: Syntax, Phonology positions at Yale

Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 16:32:02 -0400
From: <>
Subject: Jobs: Syntax, Phonology positions at Yale
The Yale University Department of Linguistics invites applications for
two positions at the level of Assistant Professor, one to be filled in
the area of Syntactic Theory and the other in Phonological Theory. The
candidates selected will be appointed for terms of three or more years
(depending on qualifications), beginning with the 1995-1996 academic
Candidates should be in possession of the Ph.D. in Linguistics by 1
July, 1995 at the latest. They should be prepared to teach a mixture
of undergraduate and graduate courses, including an introductory
course in linguistics. Applicants with teaching experience and
significant published work are especially sought. Preference will be
given to individuals who combine a broad perspective on their major
field of expertise (syntax or phonology) with qualifications in other
areas. Such additional areas might include one or more of the
following: neuro-linguistics; semantics; morphology; historical and
comparative linguistics; knowledge in depth of a non-Indo-European
language or language family; or the comparative study of a significant
group of languages within Indo-European.
Applicants are requested to send a detailed vita together with
representative publications and a list of potential referees to
 Prof. Stephen R. Anderson
 Chair, Search Committee
 Dept. of Linguistics
 Yale University
 PO Box 208236
 New Haven, CT 06520-8236
An accompanying letter should indicate area(s) of expertise. We expect
to interview selected candidates at the Linguistic Society of America
meeting in New Orleans, LA, in January, and applicants should indicate
whether they intend to attend that meeting. Applications received
before 31 December, 1994 will receive first consideration, though the
search will continue until the positions are filled. Further
information can be obtained by letter or by email to the search
committee chair, Prof. Stephen Anderson, <>.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to
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Message 3: Semantics position at Cornell

Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 23:05:48 -0400
From: E. Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Semantics position at Cornell
 September 20, 1994
The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Cornell University
has been authorized to search for a tenure-track assistant professor with a
specialization in formal semantics. Ph.D. required. Appointment at
a higher rank with tenure may be possible for an exceptionally
well-qualified candidate. The position will begin in the 1995-96 academic
Applicants must be able to teach natural language semantics at both
undergraduate and graduate levels and also able to supervise graduate
students' research. Substantial knowledge of and research interests
in languages other than English are desirable as are interests that connect
to other areas in liguistics and, more generally, in cognitive studies. Of
central importance, however, is a strong research program
in semantics.
Applicants should send a statement of research and teaching interests,
curriculum vitae, representative publications or unpublished work (no more
than three), and names and addresses (e-mail as well as postal if possible)
for at least three references to:
 Semantics Search Committee
 Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
 Morrill Hall, Cornell University
 Ithaca, NY 14853-4701
To ensure careful consideration, applications and supporting materials
should be received no later than November 15, 1994. The Search Committee
would like to know which candidates will be available for interviews at the
LSA meeting in New Orleans (and would also like phone or e-mail information
for contact during the weeks preceding the meeting). Those who applied
last winter for the current visiting position in semantics may reactivate
their applications by sending a letter asking that their files be
transferred to this search. Additional materials may, of course, be added
to the dossiers submitted earlier.
Cornell is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and
minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posted to the list by: (but note that I'm not a member of the search committee)
Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.
tel. 607-255-0712, 607-273-3009
e-mail (earlier: jn5jcornella.bitnet //
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