Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Anthropology Program

Position ID:MIT-Anthropology Program-POSTDOCASSOC [#18444]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anthropology / Linguistic
Appl Deadline:2021/05/15 5:00PMhelp popup finished (2021/04/09, finished 2021/07/16)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology

Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT’s Anthropology Program seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in linguistic anthropology for one year, with the possibility for renewal, beginning September 9, 2021. The annual stipend is $66,000.00 plus employee benefits. The associate will teach the 12-unit course “Language, Culture, and Communication” each year. In addition, the associate will devote 3-5 hours each week to the Language and Technology Lab ( coordinating a recurring workshop, updating the website, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research partners.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED: The candidate must have 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 relationship between language and technology, broadly conceived; experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, including computational methods; experience with collaborative research and a desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a leadership capacity.

Any questions should be addressed to Carolyn Carlson:

Applicants should submit the following materials in electronic form (PDF format) through the Academic Jobs Online portal:

1. A cover letter summarizing fields of expertise, qualifications for the associate position, and research agenda. 2. One-page summary of the dissertation. 3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample. 4. 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. 5. 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.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and members of minority groups. Read more about MIT’s Anthropology Program here:

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Anthropology Program, MIT
E53-335, 30 Wadsworth Street
Cambridge, MA 02139