Assistant/Associate Professor – Phonetics
The Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Phonetics, expected to begin August 18, 2023.This position is a full-time, academic-year appointment.
A Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field with a specialization in an area of Phonetics is expected by the start date of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research which is informed by linguistic theory, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and show potential for or evidence of securing funding. The successful candidate will contribute original research and high-quality teaching in Phonetics or one of the interfaces of Phonetics with other disciplines, such as Second Language Acquisition or Sociolinguistics.
Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, supervising graduate and undergraduate research, teaching courses in phonetics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and other courses in linguistics, and contributing to departmental governance. We seek applicants whose interests and expertise intersect with existing research in the department.
In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.
The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.
Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, including courses in Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition, or Sociolinguistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, advanced seminars in research area, and additional courses as appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications; develop syllabi and prepare lectures; create, administer, and grade exams; hold regular office hours.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate student research (thesis and dissertation); participate in graduate and undergraduate student committees as appropriate.
Conduct research within area of specialization and establish a research agenda as demonstrated by scholarly publications and presentations.
Faculty members are expected to participate in departmental events and perform service to the Department, College, University, and to the profession at large.
Faculty members are expected to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of
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Ph.D. in Linguistics or closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment), with a specialization in Phonetics, Phonetics and Second Language Acquisition or Sociophonetics.
A strong record of research in one or more of the areas above, informed by linguistic theory, as evidenced by resume, research interests, or work history.
Potential for excellence in teaching.
Potential for securing funding.
Interests and expertise that intersect with existing research in the department.
Commitment to contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a diversity of scholarly approaches.
For Associate Professor level: All those stated above, plus the following:
Proven record of teaching excellence
Proven record of securing funding
Contact Information to Applicants
If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Allard Jongman, Department of Linguistics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and application instructions, go to http://employment.ku.edu/academic/23492BR. A complete application will include the following documents with your on-line application profile:
letter of application outlining interest in and qualifications for the position
evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student teaching evaluations if available
representative research publications
contact information for three references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until a pool of applicants has been obtained.