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Thu Nov 01 2018

Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

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Date: 31-Oct-2018
From: Jon Gajewski <>
Subject: Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, USA
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University or Organization: University of Connecticut
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Syntax

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Theoretical Syntax.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by August 22, 2019; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; a primary research focus on theoretical syntax in a generative framework; ability to teach graduate courses in theoretical syntax, and a range of courses in the Department's undergraduate curriculum; active research interests integrating well with those of the Department’s current faculty members; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that expands the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the department; expertise in a second area of linguistics; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising.

Appointment Terms:
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. This position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, as well as advising and other responsibilities. This position is at the main campus in Storrs. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

To Apply:
Follow the link below to the Academic Jobs Online listing. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search #2019175 in the document title for each document submitted:
- A cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae;
- Teaching statement;
- Research and scholarship statement;
- Three research writing samples;
- Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). - Please indicate in the cover letter whether you will attend the Linguistic Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting.
- Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluations of applicants will begin November 27, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. You have questions or need further information you may contact Željko Bošković at the contact information provided below.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the CT State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

Application Deadline: 27-Nov-2018 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Željko Bošković

Page Updated: 29-Nov-2018