English/Linguist Faculty SM550476

Lexington, Fayette County
Feb 27, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
English/Linguist Faculty SM550476 English Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work. The University of Kentucky seeks a linguist specializing in creole linguistics with a strong background in morphosyntactic theory; fluency in one or more creole languages is a plus. Rank is at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching responsibilities will be entirely within the University's interdepartmental Linguistics Program and will include courses at the introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate levels; maximum teaching load is two courses per semester. Appointment will be tenure-line and housed in the College of Arts and Sciences within the Department of English. Evidence of successful scholarship and teaching required. Doctorate in Linguistics required at the time of appointment. The University of Kentucky's Linguistics Program is a research-active environment with a history of synergy between linguistics and computer science; existing research groups focus on morphological theory and typology, and on minority languages. For consideration, please attach four documents: letter of application (Cover Letter), curriculum vita (Resume), teaching statement (Specific Request 1) and research statement (Specific Request 2). Additionally, a single representative research paper and three letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to: Andrew.hippisley@uku.edu. All electronically submitted files should be in pdf format. Electronic letters of recommendation should be followed up with signed paper copies to the following address: Director of Linguistics Department of English, University of Kentucky 1215 Patterson Office Tower Lexington, KY 40506-0027. Appointment begins August 2014; application deadline is March 31, 2014. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies. To apply for job # SM550476, submit a UK Academic Profile at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is March 31, 2014.