Visiting Assistant Professor in Syntax

Storrs, CT
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Syntax
Job ID: 2017548
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 invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Syntax with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Linguistics as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

This position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, as well as advising and other responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

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; expertise in another area of linguistics, such as acquisition, fieldwork or phonology; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a one-year, full-time, nine (9)-month, non-tenure track appointment. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the UConn Storrs campus.

To Apply

Select "Apply" and submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement; research and scholarship statement; and one or two samples of scholarly writing. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin May 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017548)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 26, 2017.

For more information regarding the Department of Linguistics, please visit the department website at Inquiries should be sent to Jon Gajewski at

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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