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Syracuse University Sign Language Linguistics - Tenure Track/Tenured (Open Rank) in Syracuse, New York

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Teaching and Leadership, in the School of Education at Syracuse University invite applications for a full time tenure-track or tenured position in sign language linguistics to develop a program in American Sign Language, as rooted in the linguistic program in Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and inclusive education in the School of Education beginning Fall 2021 semester. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an exceptional program of research driven by a strong theoretical foundation to understand the human capacity for language in a non-auditory, gesture-based modality. The candidate will have a research program that uses rigorous methods of linguistic analysis. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with a research specialization in ASL, although candidates with research programs in another sign language would be welcome. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University, as well as the Inclusive Education and Disability Studies programs in the School of Education. This hire will add depth and breadth to Syracuse University’s strong research emphasis in the domains of general linguistics, (A)SL, inclusive education, and disability studies. The candidates will show evidence of (1) high quality scholarship and the potential to build a vigorous program of funded research, (2) teaching qualifications at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (3) promise of excellence in engaging graduate and undergraduate students in research.

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