Archive for the ‘jobs’ Category

Job news: Debenport and Paz

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Two recent alumni have recently been offered jobs for the upcoming academic year…

Erin Debenport (Linguistics ’09), who has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico,

and Alejandro Paz (Linguistics and Anthropology ’09), who has been appointed Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Toronto!

Congratulations, Erin and Alejandro!

Job news: Nikki Adams to Maryland

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Nikki Adams has accepted the position of Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland. Congratulations, Nikki!

Alumni update: Elaine and Alex Francis

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

A huge congratulation to Elaine J. Francis (Ph.D. 1999), who has recently been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Purdue University in Indiana, where she teaches in the English Department and the graduate Linguistics Program.   For her 1999 dissertation Variation within Lexical Categories, she worked with advisor Salikoko Mufwene and committee members Amy Dahlstrom, Jim McCawley, and Jerry Sadock.  Elaine’s husband, Alex Francis (Ph.D. 1999), yet another Chicago alum, received tenure at Purdue in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in 2008.  While at Chicago, Alex worked with co-advisors Howard Nusbaum and Karen Landahl. Elaine and Alex live in West Lafayette, Indiana, with their two young sons, William and Robert. A hearty congratulation to both Elaine and Alex for all their successes!

Alrenga to be Assistant Professor at Boston University

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Post-doc Pete Alrenga has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in semantics at Boston University. Congratulations, Pete!