Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-Department of Linguistics-RAP [#9732]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Linguisticss
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/01 finished (2017/09/08, finished 2018/06/03)
Position Description:    

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

The University of Oregon’s Department of Linguistics invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Linguistics, to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in fieldwork & language description, whose training and research orientation are compatible with our commitment to functional/usage-based approaches to linguistic explanation. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A successful candidate will have an established program of field research, thorough knowledge of relevant technology and software, and have additional expertise in one or more related areas such as language revitalization, corpus creation and management, digital archiving, quantitative methods, and experimental methods in the field. The best applications will also highlight the theoretical richness and/or typological relevance of their research program in one or more areas of linguistics. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in historical linguistics, usage-based approaches to syntax, laboratory phonology, and/or complement our current expertise with other strengths such as quantitative/statistical methods or experimental approaches in fieldwork. We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in linguistic typology, functionalist approaches to syntax, language description and revitalization, historical linguistics, experimental linguistics, laboratory phonology, language acquisition and teaching, and variationist sociolinguistics. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2017, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact Linda Campbell at the Department of Linguistics ( to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Linguistics
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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