LINGUIST List 29.858

Thu Feb 22 2018

Jobs: Syntax: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago

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Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: Jason Moore <>
Subject: Syntax: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: University of Chicago
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position appointed at the rank of Instructor in syntax, expected to begin September 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise (including a General Education undergraduate course in the Humanities), to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, to participate in the intellectual life of the Department, and to engage in scholarship and research training. The teaching load will be 4 courses per year (the University of Chicago is on a quarter system). We seek scholars with strong research abilities, and previous teaching experience at the University level is highly desired. Candidates are required to have completed the PhD by the position's expected start date.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, two writing samples, and the names and contact information for three references. Teaching evaluations (or teaching portfolio) may also be submitted if available. Applicants must submit all materials electronically at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, (, for posting 03641. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Department after the search committee has reviewed initial applications. The committee will begin to review applications on March 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For questions about the position, contact Karlos Arregi at

Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: 23-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Chair Lenore Grenoble

Page Updated: 22-Feb-2018