Linguistics Assistant Professor in the Study of Language Variation University of Pennsylvania , Department of Science/ Technology/ Mathematics United States

Position Information


Position Title Linguistics Assistant Professor in the Study of Language Variation

Position Type Science/ Technology/ Mathematics

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in the study of language variation at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed by the start of the appointment.


Applicants should have an interest in the general study of language variation, including change and variation within and across languages and dialects, in particular in syntax and semantics as well as their
interfaces. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research agenda crucially builds on empirical approaches such as experimental methods, fieldwork, computational modeling, and
quantitative analysis of naturally occurring data.


Applicants should present a proven record of research and the potential for establishing a research program with extramural funding. The successful candidate must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction including introductory level courses.


Candidates are to apply at Include a
curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and representative publications. Applicants must also submit the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide a letter of reference. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters to the website. Submitting a cover letter or teaching evaluations is optional.


Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. It is advised that candidates apply as early as possible. Inquiries may be sent to


The Department of Linguistics is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Position Posting Date 12/01/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1289

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


Supplemental Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Applicant Documents


Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Research Statement/Research Proposals
Publication 1
Publication 2
Optional Documents
Cover Letter

Other Document 1
Publication 3
Publication 4
Publication 5

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