Department of English, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-English-APLING17 [#9725]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Linguistics (JOB# 12093)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics / Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax, phonetics, experimental linguistics, Experimental linguistics, Native American linguistics
Starting Date:2019/01/01
Appl Deadline:2017/10/22 finished (posted 2017/09/07, finished 2018/02/26)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor (JOB# 12093)
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research interest in Theoretical Linguistics with a specialty in semantics and Native American linguistics and a secondary focus in syntax. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work with the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at Arizona State University.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in area of expertise and publish scholarship in top-tier outlets, teach Linguistics or Theoretical Linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate (Master's and doctorate) levels (including online), and provide service to the institution and the profession.

We invite you to learn more about the Department of English and Arizona State University by visiting and, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, or related field, with a specialty in semantics and Native American linguistics by time of appointment
  • A record of high quality research and publication in the field and demonstrated potential to advance a compelling research agenda
  • Three years of College-level teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching linguistics
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

To apply, please submit the following materials within a single PDF document to (1) cover letter outlining a research program and teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant's experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample of relevant academic writing. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted.

Preliminary review of completed applications will begin on September 20, 2017. Application deadline is October 22, 2017 at midnight. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
P O Box 871401
Tempe, AZ 85287-1401

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