Assistant Professor- Phonetics

Newark, DE
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Location: Newark, DE

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware invites applications for a temporary assistant professor position, to support the Department's teaching needs in phonetics. This appointment will commence September 1, 2017, and will last for one year. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a thorough knowledge of phonetics. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science and Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics. Knowledge of and ability to teach phonology as well as the ability to teach general courses in linguistics is also desirable. The successful candidate will also work with graduate students in phonetics and advise on phonetics research in the Department's phonetics laboratory.

The University of Delaware combines leadership in research with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The main campus in Newark, Delaware provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast. The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science ( offers a PhD in Linguistics, a Master's degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science (with a concentration in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. The Department is comprised of 11 full-time faculty and enrolls approximately 30 PhD students, 25 MA students, 290 undergraduate majors and 60 minors. The Department also has ties to a new Clinical Master's Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This program includes a new Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (, which opened in fall 2015.


Applicants for this position should have a PhD in linguistics with a specialization in phonetics, or should expect to complete their degree requirements prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV; a letter outlining their qualifications, teaching experience, and research interests; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted.

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