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Visiting Assistant Professor - Linguistics
University of Kansas

Date Posted Mar. 13, 2024
Title Visiting Assistant Professor - Linguistics
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Linguistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics
Visiting Assistant Professor - Linguistics

Position Overview
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas invites applications for a non-tenure track, limited term appointment for two academic years for a Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin as early as August 18, 2024. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment) with a specialization in Phonology. We especially welcome candidates who can collaborate in research and teaching with current faculty in other areas such as phonetics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and fieldwork. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as a strong record of research in phonology. The teaching load is three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring, including introductory courses in linguistics and more specialized courses in phonology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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.

Job Description

Teaching/Advising - (60%): Advise and mentor graduate students in the Linguistics Department and serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, as appropriate. Teach three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory courses in linguistics, undergraduate and graduate courses in phonology, and advanced seminars or other courses in research areas appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications. Teaching duties include developing syllabi, preparing and teaching lectures, creating, administering, and grading homework assignments and exams, holding regular office hours, and supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants when appropriate.

Research - (20%): Establish and maintain an active and productive program of research within area of specialization.

Service - (20%): Visiting faculty members are expected to participate in departmental events and actively contribute to the workings of the University community. They are expected to perform service to the Department, College, University, and the profession at large.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics or closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment, with a specialization in phonology.
  • Potential for high quality teaching and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A strong record of research in phonology.

Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Jeff Holliday,
Search Committee Chair
Department of Linguistics

Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and application instructions, go to 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
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching statement
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student teaching evaluations if available
  • research statement
  • 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 April 15, 2024 and will continue until a pool of qualified applications has been obtained.

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