University of Connecticut, Linguistics

Position ID:UConn-Linguistics-496379 [#21813, 496379]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Semantics and Computational Linguistics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / semantics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/05/20, listed until 2022/06/19)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Semantics and Computational Linguistics, starting on August 23, 2022.

The teaching assignments for this position include introductory courses in semantics and general linguistics, as well as computational linguistics (combined undergraduate and graduate course), and elementary programming (Python). Duties also include the supervision of teaching assistants, advising graduate students with related interests, and other responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. The Department is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach; the successful candidate will be expected to promote these values through their activities. We especially welcome applications from under-represented scholars.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field, completed by the start date, with a focus on semantics/pragmatics and computational linguistics; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level; ability to contribute through research, teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; and active research interests integrating well with those of the Department's current faculty members.


Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that expands the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the Department; expertise in an adjacent discipline, such as Logic, Computer Science, or Psychology; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising.


This is a one-year, full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. 


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement, 
  • Teaching statement,
  • Commitment to diversity statement, 
  • One or two samples of scholarly writing,
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on May 27, 2022. For more information regarding the Department of Linguistics, please visit the Department website at Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Stefan Kaufmann at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the 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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
UConn Department of Linguistics
Oak Hall, Room 368
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1145
Storrs, CT 06269-1145