Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==='''Western Illinois University (Macomb IL)''' (<span style="font-weight: bold;">r</span>'''eview begins December 16, 2011)'''=== '''Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Linguistic Anthropology''' Western Illinois University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Linguistic Anthropology. Requirements: evidence of teaching and research abilities; Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment. Preferences: environmental anthropology or human ecology; a geographic focus that complements current faculty. Submit cover letter, vita with 3 references including contact information, 3 letters of support, official transcripts, and evidence of teaching and research potential to: Chair, WIU Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455. AA/EO employer. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Review begins 12/16/11. More information: http://www.wiu.edu/employment/faculty-admin.php?id=1012 Q: This may betray my ignorance of my own subfield, but - huh? Ling anth + human ecology/environmental anthro? What does that look like? Examples of topics studied under such a rubric? The only thing I can think of is language ecology a la Haugen. A: There's also the study of ecological/environmental discourse. Though it sounds to me like a departmental wish list -- perhaps they wanted 2 positions but only got 1 and are hoping to cover all current needs with this hire? In any event, it's listed as a preference rather than a requirement. A: Yes, this is a wish list. The department has always wanted a lingustic anthropologist to round out the four-field approach that is delivered to majors, but also need to replace a faculty member w/ a background in environmental anth. Thus, the separation between required and preferred qualifications. Note: This ad says review begins Dec. 16 but it has come out rather late (around late-November, in the AAA bulletin). It is likely that they will not start actively reviewing until the end of December...unless, of course, they manage to have amassed dozens of applications within 2 weeks time and had the secretary copied/filed everything. The full ad also says that they will keep reviewing applications until the position is filled. Any word on whether this search has moved forward? (1/22) I got an email from Gordon Chang alerting me that my application was incomplete (missing a recc letter) around 2/1. I assume that means they are considering my app, otherwise they wouldn't bother. The email said the committee would be meeting on 2/8. Haven't heard anything since. (2/17) x2 Phone interviews scheduled (2/27) Any News? (3/14) 4 Candidates invited for talks (3/19) Heard from reliable source that an offer was made (4/17) Offer made and accepted (5/4) Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Academic Jobs Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://academicjobs.wikia.org/wiki/Linguistic_Anthropology_2011-12"