Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Linguistics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2018. While the specialization is open to any subfield, the candidate must be able to teach one or more courses in syntax and computational linguistics. A conferred Ph.D. in linguistics by the beginning of the appointment is required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarly promise. In rotation with the other faculty in the department, the new faculty member is expected to offer Introduction to Linguistics, Field Methods in Linguistics, and a typology course. We encourage candidates with expertise in non-Indo-European languages to apply.  The normal teaching load is 5 courses/year.

Please submit electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, three letters of recommendation, samples of recent scholarship, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, relevant teaching evaluations, a statement of research agenda and any other supporting materials to, and addressed to Christina Esposito, Chair, Department of Linguistics, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Christina Esposito at

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.