University of Connecticut, Linguistics

Position ID:UConn-Linguistics-2020190 [#14939, 493545]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor in Syntax
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Syntax
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/03, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/04/03)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Linguistics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in syntax.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications and national recognition. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a commitment to instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


Earned Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field; five years of experience; a research focus on syntax in a generative framework; a record of publications in journals, edited volumes or book series; ability to teach graduate courses in 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 commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs. 


Rank of Associate or Full (or foreign equivalent) at current institution; a record of publication in high profile or high impact journals or book series; a record of invitations to speak at international conferences; evidence of success in graduate teaching and advising such as publications and placement record of supervised students.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. This position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, as well as research, advising and other responsibilities. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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 #2020190 in the document title for each document submitted: a cover lettercurriculum vitaeresearch and scholarship statementteaching statementthree research writing samples, the names of three references, and 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.).

Evaluations of applicants will begin November 24, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions or need further information you may contact Zeljko Boskovic at:

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020190)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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 University 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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
UConn Department of Linguistics
Oak Hall, Room 368
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1145
Storrs, CT 06269-1145