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Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Requisition Number FE02118
Working Title
Department Name 8E900: Linguistics
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. by August 2020

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Linguistics to begin August 2020. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated research expertise using the tools and methodologies of computational linguistics in pursuit of theoretical linguistic questions, and an ability to teach courses in a range of computational and theoretical areas. We encourage candidates who apply computational methods in one or more of the following areas: syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics, sociolinguistics, or historical linguistics. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program and teaching a total of four courses per year at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Responsibilities also include active participation in the academic life of the department, collaboration with units across campus (e.g., Computer Science, Modern and Classical Languages, Hispanic Studies), pursuing external funding, and providing service to the university and the discipline. Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD by August 2020.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) letter of application, (2) current CV, (3) research statement (1-2 pages in which applicant describes current and future research agenda; upload as Specific Request 1), (4) a recent writing sample, (5) teaching statement (1-2 pages in which applicant discusses teaching philosophy and experiences; upload as Specific Request 2), and (6) a diversity statement (1-2 pages in which applicant reflects on commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity; upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system at a more advanced stage of the application process.

All applications will be acknowledged. Deadline for the receipt of applications is November 18, 2019.

For any questions relating to this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Mark Richard Lauersdorf, at lauersdorf@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 11/18/2019
Open Until Filled No
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Posted: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-12-08

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