University of Connecticut, Linguistics

Position ID:UConn-Linguistics-2019175 [#12603]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Syntax
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Theoretical Linguistics
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/31, finished 2019/03/29, listed until 2019/04/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Theoretical Syntax.  The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence.  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Linguistics. For more information please visit the department’s website at

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Successful candidates will 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; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by August 22, 2019; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; a primary research focus on theoretical syntax in a generative framework; ability to teach graduate courses in theoretical syntax, and a range of courses in the Department's undergraduate curriculum; active research interests integrating well with those of the Department’s current faculty members; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.


Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that expands the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the department; expertise in a second area of linguistics; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising.


This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019.  This position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, as well as advising and other responsibilities. This position is at the main campus in Storrs.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search # 2019175 in the document title for each document submitted: a cover letter, curriculum vitae; teaching statement; research and scholarship statement; three research writing samples; commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Please indicate in the cover letter whether you will attend the Linguistic Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluations of applicants will begin November 27, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. You have questions or need further information you may contact Zeljko Boskovic at:  

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019175)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


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.

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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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