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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Job Number: 19500

  • Functional Area: Research - Social Science

  • Department: Anthropology Program

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY, Anthropology Program, to teach the twelve-unit course “Language, Culture, and Communication” each year. In addition, will devote three to five hours each week to the Language and Technology Lab (https://langtechlab.mit.edu/) , coordinating a recurring workshop, updating the website, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research partners.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The area of geographic expertise is open, though we encourage scholars whose work engages with global languages and cultures. PREFERRED: research interest in the relationship between language and technology, broadly conceived; experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, including computational methods; and experience with collaborative research and a desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a leadership capacity. Job #19500

Questions about the position may be addressed to Carolyn Carlson at carlsonc@mit.edu.The annual stipend is $66,000.00 plus employee benefits.In addition to applying via the MIT website, applicants should submit the following materials in electronic form (PDF format) through the Academic Jobs Online portal at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18444: a cover letter summarizing fields of expertise, qualifications for the associate position, and research agenda; a one-page summary of the dissertation; a one chapter- or article-length writing sample; a sample syllabus for an introductory-level course in linguistic anthropology (e.g., “Culture and Communication”), and if possible, a portfolio showing evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness; and a curriculum vitae, including names of three referees. Letters of reference will be requested as needed and should not be included with the application.The deadline for receipt of all materials is 5:00 pm EST on May 15, 2021. Please note that applications received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed.This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal, beginning September 9, 2021.4/13/21

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