College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor in Syntax and Syntactic Theory - Departme

Champaign, IL
Sep 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Syntax and Syntactic Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position. The target start date of appointment is August 16, 2018.

Candidate's research record should provide clear evidence of excellence in the field. Additional expertise in computational linguistics is preferred. Expertise in areas that complement the existing strengths of the unit, such as experimental approaches to syntax, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, syntax-semantics interface, and morphology-syntax interface is a plus. The person appointed should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Teaching duties include both undergraduate and graduate teaching in syntactic theory and general linguistics. PhD in Linguistics (or in a closely related field) is required before the starting date of employment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, up to three sample publications, teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching, and names and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees (or Interfolio) will be contacted by the department within a few days after submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted. For more information contact

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials, including letters of reference, must be received no later than November 15 th , 2017. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.

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College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Science
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor in Syntax and Syntactic Theory - Department of Linguistics (F1700106)
Open Date: 09/08/2017
Close Date: 11/15/2017
Organization Name: Linguistics