Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Position Summary

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year, fixed-term position in Linguistics,with a specialization in Psycholinguistics. The position will begin August 16, 2017 as a nine-month, non-renewable, academic year appointment in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.Candidates should be at least ABD with PhD preferred, and a record of excellence in teaching Psycholinguistics, preferably in the U.S. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will bring innovative teaching and research ideas to the position. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities. The teaching load is 3-3. 

The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups.We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinaryperspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusionas essential to achieving excellence.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equalopportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through culturaldiversity.  The university activelyencourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veteransand persons with disabilities.  Jobapplicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees aretreated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Required Degree


Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

A master's degree. A Ph.D. required for a Assistant Professor rank.

Desired Qualifications

Specialization in Psycholinguistics. A Ph.D.


Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin June 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Alan Beretta, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

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