Department of English, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-English-ASCLING17 [#8752]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Theoretical Linguistics (ASU JOB# 11848)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics / Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax, semantics
Appl Deadline:2017/01/15 finished (posted 2016/12/22)
Position Description:    

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Assistant/Associate Professor (ASU JOB# 11848)
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Theoretical Linguistics. The anticipated start date is August 2017. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in semantics and a secondary focus in syntax. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work with the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at Arizona State University.
Teaching opportunities exist at the undergraduate and graduate (Master's and doctorate) levels. We invite you to learn more about the Department of English and Arizona State University by visiting and, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related discipline by time of appointment
  • College-level teaching experience
  • A record of high quality research and publication in Theoretical Linguistics and demonstrated potential to advance a compelling research agenda

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching linguistics
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

To apply, please submit electronically to, the following: a cover letter outlining a research program and teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; a curriculum vitae; and a sample of relevant academic writing. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 15th, 2017; if not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

Application Deadline: 15 January 2017

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
P O Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302

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