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Assistant Professor of Linguistics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Linguistics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E900: Linguistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics

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

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