LINGUIST List 29.3898

Tue Oct 09 2018

Jobs: Spanish; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 09-Oct-2018
From: Diego Pascual y Cabo <>
Subject: Spanish; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
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University or Organization: University of Florida
Department: Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Job Location: Florida, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-track position in Hispanic Linguistics; Primary specialization in Syntax

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Hispanic Linguistics with a primary specialization in syntax (theoretical approach open), at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019. We seek candidates who can teach Structure of Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate levels and have a strong research agenda that makes connections to any of the existing department strengths, including Spanish heritage language, bilingualism, SLA, historical linguistics, and experimental and corpus-based approaches. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including disability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Minimum Requirements:
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics or related field at the beginning of the appointment
- Expertise in Spanish syntax
- Native or near-native command of Spanish

Desired Qualifications:
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching
- Evidence of commitment to equitable and inclusive practices
- Expertise that complements departmental strengths in bilingualism, SLA, experimental, corpus, and historical linguistics
- Teaching experience in Spanish syntax at the college level

Application Instructions:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at the application link provided below and must include:
- A cover letter,
- CV,
- 1-3 writing samples,
- A research statement, and
- Three confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 31, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Diego Pascual y Cabo

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