LINGUIST List 29.4338
Tue Nov 06 2018
Semantics: Rank Open, Michigan State University
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Semantics: Rank Open, Michigan State
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University or Organization:
Michigan State University
Department: Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://linglang.msu.edu/
Job Title: Open Rank Position in Semantics
Job Rank: Rank Open
Michigan State University invites applications for an open
rank academic-year position in semantics within the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian,
and African Languages, beginning August 16, 2019. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate or
Full Professor with tenure, or tenure track Assistant Professor. Salary and rank will be commensurate
with the qualifications and record of the successful candidate.
We are interested in candidates
who have a publishing record commensurate with their rank—in top academic venues in semantics, and who
will continue to produce research of excellent quality that will have a high impact on the field.
Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and scholarly interests contribute
to formal semantic theory in ways that complement and connect with those of our current faculty.
Applicants whose research engages in fieldwork, cross-linguistic comparative work, or experimental
approaches are desirable.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in linguistics by the time of
appointment, college-level teaching experience, native or near-native fluency in English, and
demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with the relevant rank. Applicants seeking appointment
at the Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure must meet the criteria for the award of tenure at
Michigan State University, and those seeking appointment at the tenure track assistant professor level
must demonstrate the promise of getting tenured by the end of the probationary period.
will include active research, teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is two courses per
semester. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Maintain a sustainable and forward-looking
research program and make significant scholarly contributions to linguistics,
- Teach courses at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels in semantics, plus introduction to linguistics, courses in
the applicant’s other areas of expertise, or courses in the College of Arts & Letters’ general education
program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities (cisah.msu.edu),
theses/dissertations and be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students,
- Engage in institutional and professional service.
Review of applications will begin
November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted
electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site at the application link
provided below. Posting: 541002.
Qualified applicants should submit:
- A cover letter
specifying the rank level applied for,
- Current curriculum vitae,
- A statement of research
interests and teaching experience/interests that highlights your alignment with our desired
- One selected sample of research work,
- Names and email addresses of 4
potential referees at the same rank or higher, and
- A summary of your experience with diversity in
the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse
students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of
For more information, contact Professor Alan Beretta (beretta
msu.edu), Chair of the Semantics Search Committee, Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331
Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request
and receive reasonable accommodation.
Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018
for Applications: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500221/ast-profasc-proffull-professortenure-system
Professor Alan Beretta
Page Updated: 07-Nov-2018