Semantics - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
College of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Fresno

Vacancy # 13248

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• Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The successful candidate will teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct scholarly research, and engage in service-related activities. Opportunities to teach in specialty areas will be available. The Department of Linguistics was established in 1967. The department offers BA and MA degrees in General Linguistics and TESL; minors in Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, and TESL; and additional language classes in Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian. The department has a deep and longstanding relation with Native American languages including Crow, Hidatsa and Yokuts; it has housed the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) since its inception in 1970 and publishes its proceedings. The Department of Linguistics at Fresno State values its productivity in research.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Linguistics from an accredited institution is required for appointment. Candidates who have ABD status may apply; however, the PhD must be completed by August 16, 2018.

Required Experience: Evidence of success in scholarly research in Semantics. Candidates will have demonstrated their ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with the faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level; successful external/extramural grant writing; and previous experience that would indicate the ability to support the department's ongoing work with Native American languages. Preference will be given to candidates whose publication record is commensurate with their years of experience.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by November 15th, 2017. Complete an on-line application at and attach the following materials: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of five professional references, (4) unofficial transcripts, and (5) three samples of research. Finalists will be required to submit a minimum of three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts. For inquiries contact: Dr. Chris Golston, Search Committee Chair at

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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