LINGUIST List 29.4548

Thu Nov 15 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Nov-2018
From: Nicole Pharo <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
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University or Organization: University of Central Florida
Department: English Department
Job Location: Florida, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Anglo-Saxon Literature and English Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English of the University of Central Florida’s College of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning position as Assistant Professor of Anglo-Saxon Literature and English Linguistics, anticipated to begin August 2019.

The position entails a 3/2 teaching load consisting of both online and face-to-face classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including courses in Anglo-Saxon literature, the History of the English Language, and Modern English Grammar. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive research agenda and to participate in service activities to support the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in English or a relevant field from an accredited institution by time of appointment and successful teaching experience at the university level.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of publication and research and teaching interests in several of the following subdisciplines: grammar; Icelandic sagas, Norse mythology, and/or Celtic literatures; digital humanities; interdisciplinary methodologies; and online instruction. The ability to teach broad literature surveys, introduction to critical theory, and focused electives of the candidate’s design is also highly preferred.

Application Process:
The university requires that all applicants apply online at the application link provided below. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit the following:
- A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position;
- A curriculum vitae; and
- A writing sample of no more than 20 pages.

All application materials must be received by January 3, 2019, to be considered. Subsequently, semifinalists must submit three confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching excellence; the selected candidate must provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Beth Young, Search Committee Co-Chair, at the contact information below.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Application Deadline: 03-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Beth Young

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2018