Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 541038
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

Assistant Professor in Phonetics

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University will make a tenure-track appointment in phonetics at the Assistant Professor level, to begin on August 16, 2019.

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

  • teach phonetics at undergraduate and graduate levels, plus other courses in their areas of expertise or courses in Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH) in the College of Arts and Letters,
  • maintain an active research program,
  • supervise theses/dissertations and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students, and
  • engage in institutional and professional service.
  • Required Degree


    Minimum Requirements

    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics by the time of the appointment, college-level teaching experience and native or near native English language proficiency.

    Desired Qualifications

    The candidate should have a record of high quality research in experimental linguistic phonetics in the form of publications or presentations, and demonstrate a promising trajectory of scholarly engagement.

    Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and scholarly interests complement and connect with those of our current faculty. Applicants whose research engages in laboratory phonology, cognitive science, or fieldwork are particularly encouraged. Ability to teach experimental methods, statistics, or introduction to cognitive science is desirable.

    Required Application Materials

    Applicants should submit

  • a cover letter;
  • a CV;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy;
  • a sample of research work;
  • names and contact details of three recommenders;
  • 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

    Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State Human Resources web site

    For more information, contact Professor Deo Ngonyani ([email protected] ), Chair of the Phonetics Search Committee, B-331 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, Michigan State University, 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 membe3rs 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: 8/10/2019
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