Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Montclair, Essex County
Jan 30, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 26, 2013

Vacancy # V-F20

Department Linguistics

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

Linguistics position (tenure track). Applicants must have a strong background in theoretical linguistics, broadly defined (syntax, phonology, morphology, and/or semantics) with a specialization in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants studying any aspect of ASL are encouraged to apply, although candidates with an experimentally informed research program would be an especially good fit with current faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, have an active research agenda, and participate in graduate student mentoring and student advisement. Willingness to provide service to the department, university and the larger professional community are also required.

Demonstrated ability in grant seeking/writing is a plus. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in growing a minor in ASL Studies and in developing a partnership with the local deaf educational community.

Further information about the department and the research interests of its faculty is available at
Subject to Available Funding 

Qualifications & Requirements

Earned Ph.D. in Linguistics required at the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an active research agenda including research in sign languages.

Salary Range Dependent upon qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date 09/01/2014

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)


Linguistics Department
Montclair State University
Box CO-316

Electronic submissions are preferred.

Apply By Review of applications will begin immediatley. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Priority wil be given to applications received by December 2,2013.

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Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at