LINGUIST List 26.3279

Mon Jul 13 2015

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Jul-2015
From: Patricia Cukor-Avila <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: University of North Texas
Department: Linguistics Program, College of Information
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


The Linguistics Program at the University of North Texas invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Linguistics with a specialization in Language Acquisition beginning fall 2015 or soon thereafter. We seek candidates who are active researchers in language acquisition and teaching and who are interested in building innovative interdisciplinary programs. We are especially interested in applicants who will build international connections for the MA in ESL program. Evidence of an active research agenda and a strong commitment to innovative teaching in an interdisciplinary context is expected at the assistant professor level. More senior faculty may be considered who present an established record of scholarly publications and demonstrated excellence in teaching and student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The recent move of Linguistics to the College of Information has positioned the Linguistics Program in a collaborative environment for developing cutting-edge curricula that incorporates research on technology and language learning, language structure and use with database design and management, text mining, and computational and quantitative methods in linguistics. A natural outgrowth of this relationship and expanded focus will be new directions in linguistic research that are currently at the forefront of the field and highly fundable by external funding agencies.

UNT offers 99 bachelor’s, 83 master’s, and 36 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. The Linguistics program at UNT offers a BA in Linguistics, an MA in Linguistics, MA in ESL, and a Graduate Academic Certificate in TESOL. Students in the Interdisciplinary Information Science (IIS) Ph.D. program may also opt to specialize in linguistics. Additional information about degrees, courses, and faculty can be found at

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field with a strong background in Linguistics is required by the time of the appointment. All application materials should be submitted electronically through the UNT Career Site (below). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is closed.

Application Deadline: 10-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Director, Linguistics Program Patricia Cukor-Avila
Phone: 940-565-4552

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