University of Connecticut, Linguistics

Position ID:UConn-Linguistics-2019520 [#13622]
Position Title: Visiting Professor in Syntax
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Syntax
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/04/24, finished 2019/06/10, listed until 2019/10/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an anticipated one-semester Visiting Professor in Syntax (Associate or Full) with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019 or January 1, 2020.

This position carries a teaching load of two courses, as well as advising and other responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field; evidence of a strong research/publication record; ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level; and active research interests integrating well with those of the Department’s current faculty members.


Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that expands the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the department; expertise in another area of linguistics; evidence of excellence in teaching and advising; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment for one-semester at the professor level. Salary is competitive and rank and salary are based on qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the UConn Storrs campus.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Applicants should submit the following materials cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and a sample of scholarly writing. Please include the names of two references in the cover letter. Evaluation of applicants will begin May 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2019520)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
UConn Department of Linguistics
Oak Hall, Room 368
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1145
Storrs, CT 06269-1145

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