The Department of Linguistics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2024. We seek applicants with a specialization in computational linguistics. Applicants with a primary or secondary specialization in syntax, semantics, and/or morphology are especially encouraged to apply, although we will consider applicants in other subfields. We also welcome applicants with expertise in low-resourced languages to apply. A conferred Ph.D. in linguistics or related field by the beginning of the appointment is required.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarly promise. The normal teaching load is 5 courses/year. Two of the five courses will be cross-listed with the Department of Math, Statistics, and Computer Science. The new faculty member will design a new set of courses, but may be asked to teach preexisting courses in rotation with the other faculty in the Linguistics Department.
To apply to this position, please submit the following materials to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25396)
- curriculum vitae (CV)
- two letters of recommendation – at least one of which discusses your potential as a teacher
- DEI Statement: a statement of your experience in, commitment to, and vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Discuss contributions to DEI initiatives in your teaching, advising and mentorship, curriculum, scholarship, service, and/or community and professional engagement. Strong candidates will have experience and vision regarding teaching and mentorship of students of multiple and diverse backgrounds with attention to structural barriers that limit access to educational opportunities.
- teaching statement: a statement of your experience in, commitment to, and vision for teaching undergraduate students. Discuss pedagogical approaches (e.g., inclusive teaching, active and innovative teaching strategies, assessment of learning outcomes), future teaching development goals, and courses you would be passionate to teach or introduce into the curriculum.
- research statement: a statement of your contributions to the scholarly field and future research goals. Highlight professional engagement in the field through journal publications, conference presentations, and/or software development as well as ongoing publishable projects. Describe your current and immediate future research projects. The strongest candidates will have enthusiasm and a feasible plan for incorporating undergraduate students in their future research.
- a cover letter (2-3 pages, no more than three pages) that provides an executive summary of your:
- specific interest in joining the Linguistics Department at Macalester College
- training and experience in linguistics, particularly if you do not have a Ph.D. in Linguistics
- experience in, commitment to, and vision for DEI
- experience in, commitment to, and vision for teaching undergraduate students
- contributions to the scholarly field and future research goals
Application materials should be written to be accessible to all members of the search committee (including Linguistics and non-Linguistics faculty and undergraduate students), as well as the college Provost and Dean of the Faculty.
For any questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Christina Esposito (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2023.
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.
Please note that candidates who are invited for a campus interview will be required to complete faculty screening questions, and offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check at the time of offer. Additionally, finalist candidates will be asked for additional references.