The Native Studies Department at the University of South Dakota invites applicants for assistant professor of linguistics with a Lakota language teaching and learning focus. This position is a nine-month term appointment. A U.S. Department of Education grant funds the position as part of an indigenous language initiative, the Lakota Language Education Action Program (LLEAP), which is housed within the University Of South Dakota School Of Education.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field; ability to teach both Lakota linguistics and to teach Lakota language courses; to teach general descriptive linguistics focusing on indigenous languages to students, particularly those students majoring in the Lakota Language Teaching and Learning program; and knowledge of the Lakota language is expected. For this position, the candidate must also have a demonstrated research agenda in Native Studies, including experience working with reservation-based communities and evidence of ability to obtain external research grants. The candidate will help implement and support the new degree program (experience with second language education curricula would be helpful).
Applicants must apply and submit their application materials on-line at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Application materials may also be submitted to: Native Studies Department Chair, The University of South Dakota, East Hall Room 301, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069. Applicants must submit an application, a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendations with contact information for professional references. Applicants must have their application materials submitted to the Native Studies Department by April 1, 2011.
The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.