LINGUIST List 24.3899

Fri Oct 04 2013

Jobs: General Ling; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Asst Prof, Florida Atlantic University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 04-Oct-2013
From: Martha Mendoza <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
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University or Organization: Florida Atlantic University Department: Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature Job Location: Florida, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax


The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics beginning in August 2014. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching five courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Primary area of specialization in theoretical linguistics (especially phonology and syntax); secondary specialization is open.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics (or equivalent), must be acquired by time of appointment; excellent command of English; proven record of excellence in teaching and scholarship required. Ability to undertake funded research in the STEM-related cognitive sciences, and/or expertise in computational linguistics is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the Linguistics curriculum to students of diverse backgrounds; will have concrete research goals that can contribute to both the strength and diversity of the section; and will have points of intersection with both theoretical and applied linguistics.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents. Applications must be completed and submitted by November 15, 2013 to receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews to be conducted via Skype in December.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format; and any other documents the applicant deems important.

In addition to attaching the required documents, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must comment on teaching abilities) should be sent directly to Dr. Martha Mendoza, Linguistics Search Chair, at the application address below.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Martha Mendoza Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 USA Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Linguistics Search Chair Martha Mendoza Email:

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