Postdoctoral Researcher (University Postdoc Fellow 1), Linguistics

Storrs, CT
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (University Postdoc Fellow 1), Linguistics
Job ID: 2017515
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position carries a teaching load of one course per semester. We seek an exceptionally talented scholar in theoretical and/or experimental linguistics whose research interests coincide well with those of current department faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level; and active research interests integrating well with those of the Department's current faculty members.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that expands the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the department; a strong commitment to theoretical linguistics; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a 11 month, annually renewable position. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics at the Storrs campus.

To Apply

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: 1) cover letter with description of research interests, 2) CV, 3) one or two samples of scholarly writing; and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment background check. (Search # 2017515).

Inquiries may be sent to Jon Gajewski at:

The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 22, 2017.

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