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Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job no: 520603
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Linguistics
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
December 1, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply on line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9732 by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2017. Position remains open until filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact Linda Campbell at the Department of Linguistics (lcampbe@uoregon.edu) to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

Position Announcement
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.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Linguistics at Oregon is committed to the empirical study of linguistic structure, through experimental research, description of undocumented languages, analysis of variation within and across languages, and reconstruction of the history and development of languages of the world. Most Ph.D. dissertation research at Oregon is in either language documentation (usually describing undocumented languages) or experimental research (including laboratory phonology, discourse studies, gesture, and semantics).

See more at: https://linguistics.uoregon.edu/

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field in hand by time of appointment.

About the University
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.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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