Linguistics is Looking For a New Phonetician!

The University of Kentucky seeks a linguist with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in phonetics. Preference will be given to candidates who can also build on the program’s strengths in sociolinguistics, corpus/computational linguistics, and historical linguistics; and contribute to teaching computational and experimental research methods. Rank is at Assistant Professor level. In exceptional circumstances we will consider an appointment at a higher rank. 

Teaching responsibilities will be entirely within the University’s interdepartmental Linguistics Program and will include courses at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels; maximum teaching load is two courses per semester. Appointment will be tenure‐line and housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, initially within the Department of English, and subsequently in the newly formed Department of Linguistics. Evidence of successful scholarship and teaching required. Doctorate in Linguistics required at the time of appointment. Appointment begins August 2015. 

Applications should be submitted through interfolio (link below). Please submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, C.V., a single representative research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the LSA Annual Meeting in January. Finalists who are not attending the LSA meeting may request an interview via Skype. Review of applications begins November 15. The interfolio site will close on December 1. Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Rusty Barrett (email below).

The University of Kentucky’s Linguistics Program is a research‐active environment with a history of synergy between linguistics and computer science; existing research groups focus on morphological theory & typology, sociolinguistics, corpus/computational linguistics, historical linguistics, and minority languages. 

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family‐friendly policies.

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