Visiting Asst Professor

Rochester, Monroe County
Jan 19, 2014
The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,500 students–approximately half of whom are women. Learning at the University of Rochester is on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.

Location: The College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester invites applications for a one year non-tenure track appointment as a visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2013. We seek candidates with a record of research in syntax, and a record of excellence in teaching. Evidence of interest in interdisciplinary work is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins. Duties include teaching introductory linguistics and syntax courses in the undergraduate curriculum and working with graduate students in linguistics and allied fields such as experimental psychology and computer science. 

The Department of Linguistics is part of a larger active interdisciplinary community consisting of faculty and students doing language research in linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy, computer science, and neuroscience. We seek candidates who are likely to benefit by those connections. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Applicants should apply online and send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations if possibleCandidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Joyce McDonough, c/o Carla Gottschalk ( Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.