From a Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution news release:

Anthropology Curator Search

Anthropologist (Linguistics)

The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a research curator in linguistics, anthropological linguistics, linguistic anthropology or sociolinguistics.

The Department of Anthropology is one of the largest and most diverse in the nation, with more than 70 full-time staff, including 19 research curators in divisions of archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology. Anthropological research, including linguistics, has flourished at the Smithsonian for over 150 years, resulting in a wealth of publications, exhibitions, and collaborations, as well as world-renowned collections of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and film (http://anthropology.si.edu/).

We seek an individual who will initiate and maintain an innovative scholarly program in linguistics, anthropological linguistics, linguistic anthropology and/or sociolinguistics. Works to enhance the linguistic collections, housed primarily in the Department of Anthropology’s National Anthropological Archives, from a curatorial and research perspective, including developing research based on Smithsonian collections, expanding collections use, and building collections. Conducts research that addresses major research themes within linguistics, anthropological linguistics, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics or related fields of study. Works collaboratively with departmental staff to develop a program in endangered language research, preservation and revitalization. Works to enhance the linguistic collections, housed in the National Anthropological Archives, from a curatorial and research perspective including developing research based on Smithsonian collections, expanding collections use, and building collections. Collaborates with researchers within the Smithsonian and in other institutions to encourage studies related to the Department’s activities and to promote the increase and dissemination of linguistic knowledge. The incumbent must be familiar with the most current research ideas and applications available for research in linguistics and/or related fields. Doctoral degree in linguistics, anthropological linguistics, socio-linguistics or related disciplines with strong anthropological training, robust record of publication, and evidence of successful grantsmanship appropriate to career level strongly preferred.

This position will be initially offered as a four-year term appointment, comparable to a tenure-track university position. It is a Federal position and U.S. citizenship is required. For complete requirements and application instructions go to http://www.blogger.com/www.si.edu/ohr and scroll to announcement # 09A-RB-294783-DEU-NMNH. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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