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Assistant Professor in Syntax
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Syntax
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E900: Linguistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics
The Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Syntax. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated research expertise in syntax with interest in computable syntactic models, with secondary expertise in semantics, morphology, or psycholinguistics, and an ability to teach courses in a range of these areas. The Linguistics department is strong in sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, and historical linguistics. We encourage candidates whose research and teaching interests can contribute to one or more of these areas. A Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field is required.

Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Unofficial Transcript, 4) statement of teaching experience (upload as Specific Request 1), 5) statement of research experience (upload as Specific Request 2), and 6) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (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.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Allison Burkette, Department Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Kentucky (

Application deadline for this position is December 11th, 2023.

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