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Two tenure track positions

Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester welcomes applicants for two tenure track faculty positions. The appointments begin July 1, 2018. The position is open rank, with a preference for more senior candidates. The two openings are in the areas of syntax and semantics.

Applicants must have a record of excellence in both teaching and research. The most successful applicants will have expertise in theory coupled with a strong empirical orientation, employing empirical methodologies to examine data and topics in contemporary issues and practices in linguistics. This may take the form of active engagement in linguistic fieldwork, the application of data sciences techniques to linguistic corpora, experimental investigation, or computational methodology to name but a few. Evidence of an additional area of expertise beyond syntax and/or semantics is most welcome and valued (morphology, in-depth knowledge of a language family, sociolinguistics, computational methods), to leverage existing research in or outside the department.

A PhD in Linguistics or in another closely-related area is required; however, a candidate should be able to teach core linguistics courses in a strong undergraduate program and to contribute to Masters and PhD programs in Linguistics grounded in cross-disciplinary, collaborative work, and incorporating contemporary issues and practices.

The Department of Linguistics offers a PhD Program, MA programs in Linguistics and in Language Documentation and Description, a MS program in Computational Linguistics (offered jointly with Computer Science), and a BA in Linguistics. The department most highly values work which spans to other departments and programs in the strong interdisciplinary language community at the University of Rochester. The community is affiliated with the Center for Language Sciences, which includes researchers interested in language and cognition from several departments and programs across the University, including Arts and Sciences, Engineering, the Medical School and the Eastman School of Music.

For fullest consideration, a completed application should be submitted by 1 December 2017.

Web address for applications:

Click on the blue View Open Positions icon; you will find a folder for the Linguistics department with a link to each open search.