LINGUIST List 26.4362

Mon Oct 05 2015

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Oct-2015
From: Shelome Gooden <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure track position - Second Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax


Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Linguistics of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate professor position beginning September 1st, 2016. Successful applicants should provide clear evidence of research potential as well as demonstrated teaching excellence.

Applicants for this position must have solid training in Second Language Acquisition. We are especially interested in candidates who can augment and complement the existing strengths in applied linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh and who have a strong record of research (commensurate with rank) and the promise of continued scholarly productivity. The successful candidate will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.


- Training and research on Second Language Acquisition.
- Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels one of the following: morphology, syntax, phonetics, phonology
- PhD must be completed by the position start date.

Desired skills and experience include:

- Experience in the application of computer analytical tools
- Experience with quantitative methods
- Experience with theoretically-driven classroom-based research
- Knowledge of Spanish
- A research program focused on a less commonly studied language

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV (including a list of funded research, if applicable), contact information for the submission of three confidential letters of reference, a statement of research and teaching interests, copies or offprints of three samples of written work, and teaching evaluations (if available). Apply on-line at the website below.

E-mail inquiries about the position should be directed to Shelome Gooden, Chair (email below).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 13th, 2015. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews via Skype in January 2016 and we will also be available for informal meetings at the LSA. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 13-Nov-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Shelome Gooden
Phone: 412-624-5900

Page Updated: 05-Oct-2015