Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and
Commonwealth Honors College

Position ID:UMass-Department of Linguistics-R34248 [#1107]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics / Theoretical Linguistics, Language Acquisition
Appl Deadline:2011/12/02 finished (posted 2011/10/07, updated 2011/10/04, listed until 2012/05/01, private)
Position Description:    

Tenure Track Position in Language Acquisition, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Linguistics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Commonwealth Honors College invite applications for a joint tenure-track position for a theoretical linguist with a specialization in language acquisition at the assistant professor level, starting September 1, 2012. The position will involve advising and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as participating in initiatives to enrich the offerings of Commonwealth Honors College. Commonwealth Honors College is the undergraduate honors college at UMass Amherst, and as such half of the teaching load for this position will be undergraduate honors courses offered by the Linguistics Department. We seek applicants who can develop and supervise experimental studies and whose research interests complement those of the current Linguistics faculty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in linguistics or related field by August 31, 2012 strongly preferred; but firm expectation of ABD by August 31, 2012 will be considered. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, and evidence of teaching ability, and they should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. Materials can be submitted online to:

Electronic submissions preferred. If unable to submit application online, applications can be mailed to:

Acquisition Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
226 South College
University of Massachusetts
150 Hicks Way
Amherst MA 01003 U.S.A.

Questions about the application process may be directed to the Search Administrator, Sarah Vega-Liros,, (413) 545-0885.

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples ( and a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Linguistics Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Linguistics
226 South College Bldg.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
150 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9274 U.S.A.

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