Ohio State University, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Position ID:OSU-Department of Spanish & Portuguese-AP1 [#22635]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Spanish Syntax-Semantics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Spanish / Spanish Linguistics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/06, finished 2023/03/27)
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Department: Spanish & Portuguese Position: Spanish Syntax-Semantics Rank: Assistant Professor

Description: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in formal approaches to syntax and/or semantics, with a focus on Spanish. We seek a scholar who uses diverse methodological and empirical approaches to examine the structure and meaning of Spanish, and who could collaborate with colleagues in the department and in allied units such as Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing Science. In particular, we are interested in applicants who work on understudied language varieties, including but not limited to the Spanish of historically racialized groups; Spanish in contact with indigenous or minority languages and lesser-known varieties of Spanish and Portuguese. We see this position as an opportunity to build upon our existing strengths as a leading program in Hispanic Linguistics.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has 20 tenure-track faculty, as well as 26 associated faculty and 3 professors of teaching. The Department has four main academic programs: Hispanic Linguistics, Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Iberian Studies and Studies of the Portuguese-speaking World, as well as an interdisciplinary specialization in Latinx Literatures, Cultures & Languages. In addition to maintaining an active research program, candidates are expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching and service missions by teaching, advising, and mentoring students. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in Hispanic Linguistics on syntax and/or semantics, as well as specialized graduate-level seminars, and, when appropriate, contribute to curricular development. The Ohio State University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas. We favor candidates who can promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, sensitivity and respect among our departmental community and the wider communities we serve.


Applicants must have a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistics or a related field by the time of appointment (August 15, 2023) Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals or the promise of an emerging publication record. We seek candidates who demonstrate multicultural competence, or the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of cultures and academic backgrounds is preferred. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22635. A complete application consists of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and the names of three professional references (to be contacted later in the search process). The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. John Grinstead at grinstead.11@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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1175 College Road S, Hagerty Hall Room 298E
Columbus, OH 43235