Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 541002
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor

Position Summary

Michigan State University invites applications for an open rank academic-year position in semantics within the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, beginning August 16, 2019. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, or tenure track Assistant Professor. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the qualifications­­ and record of the successful candidate.

Duties will include active research, teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to

  • maintain a sustainable and forward-looking research program and make significant scholarly contributions to linguistics,
  • teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in semantics, plus introduction to linguistics, courses in the applicant’s other areas of expertise, or courses in the College of Arts & Letters’ general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities (,
  • supervise theses/dissertations and be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and
  • engage in institutional and professional service.
  • Required Degree

    Doctorate -Linguistics

    Minimum Requirements

    Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in linguistics by the time of appointment, college-level teaching experience, native or near-native fluency in English, and demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with the relevant rank. Applicants seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure must meet the criteria for the award of tenure at Michigan State University, and those seeking appointment at the tenure track assistant professor level must demonstrate the promise of getting tenured by the end of the probationary period.

    Desired Qualifications

    We are interested in candidates who have a publishing record –commensurate with their rank—in top academic venues in semantics, and who will continue to produce research of excellent quality that will have a high impact on the field.

    Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and scholarly interests contribute to formal semantic theory in ways that complement and connect with those of our current faculty. Applicants whose research engages in fieldwork, cross-linguistic comparative work, or experimental approaches are desirable.

    Required Application Materials

    Qualified applicants should submit

  • a cover letter specifying the rank level applied for,
  • current curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research interests and teaching experience/interests that highlights your alignment with our desired qualifications,
  • one selected sample of research work,
  • names and email addresses of 4 potential referees at the same rank or higher, and
  • a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.
  • Special Instructions

    For more information, contact Professor Alan Beretta ([email protected]), Chair of the Semantics Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

    Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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    Department Statement

    The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

    Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Oct 26, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 25, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 12/27/2018
    Application Due: 6/14/2019
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