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Assistant Professor: Typology/Morphology

Department:

Department of Linguistics

Requisition Number:

12807

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Linguistics, appointment beginning August 2019. We seek candidates specializing in morphology and typology. Potential areas of focus include language change, language contact, language reconstruction, language documentation, linguistic prehistory, and language processing and acquisition. The ideal candidate will have a research orientation that aligns with the Department's emphasis on cognitive-functional and usage-based explanation, its commitment to data-intensive and quantitative research methods, and its record of interdisciplinary training and scholarship. A competitive applicant will show evidence of innovative research and a strong potential to contribute to the Department’s teaching mission.

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service. Standard teaching load is 3.5 courses per year. 

Initial interviews will be conducted at the LSA meeting in January, 2019; remote interviews can also be arranged. The PhD must be in hand by August 19, 2019; otherwise, the hire will be at the Instructor level.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder is a major center of interdisciplinary research in cognitive-functional linguistics, computational linguistics, language documentation, psycholinguistics and experimental linguistics, and sociocultural linguistics. It offers a range of research programs targeting properties of spoken language. The Department's orientation is empirical: its approach to the structure and use of language confronts theory with first-hand observations. Analysis of video and audio data (typically conversational data), acoustic measurements of speech, computational modeling and statistical analysis, psycholinguistic experimentation and fieldwork in local communities and abroad all contribute to this enterprise. The Department offers BA, MA and PhD degrees, as well as an array of certificate programs. It currently has 10 tenured or tenure-track faculty, about 130 majors and about 70 graduate students.

What We Can Offer

We offer a market-based, highly competitive salary commensurate with relevant background and experience. A start-up package is also offered, negotiable based on the needs of the individual.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum qualifications include: 
  • PhD in Linguistics or an allied discipline, a research specialization in morphology and typology, a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence. 
  • ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 19, 2019, to be appointed at the assistant professor rank. Otherwise, ABDs will be appointed at the instructor-level until the PhD is obtained.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred areas of research/teaching focus would include any of the following: language change, language contact, language reconstruction, language documentation, linguistic prehistory, and language processing and acquisition. The ideal candidate will have a research orientation that aligns with the Department's emphasis on cognitive-functional and usage-based explanation, its commitment to data-intensive and quantitative research methods, and its record of interdisciplinary training and scholarship.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Please include a writing sample/sample of work (1 to 5 items may be submitted). 
2. Resume/CV
3. Cover Letter
4. Research Statement
5. Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy
6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 16, 2018.

Posting Contact Name: Andrew Cowell

Posting Contact Email: cowellj@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer