LINGUIST List 31.847

Sat Feb 29 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics; Syntax: Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota

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Date: 28-Feb-2020
From: Liz Olson <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Syntax: Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
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University or Organization: University of Minnesota
Department: Institute of Linguisitics
Job Location: Minnesota, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: AY20/21 Contract Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Syntax


Required Qualifications:

PhD or equivalent terminal degree in linguistics (completed by start of appointment) and three years of teaching experience in a college or university.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong background in syntax
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising
Distinguished program of research

About the job:

The Institute of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota invites applicants for a full-time Contract Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position in Linguistics with a specialization in syntax for the 2020-2021 academic year.

This is a one academic year appointment beginning August 31, 2020 and concluding May 30, 2021. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses over two semester. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate syntax courses and two additional undergraduate or graduate linguistics courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor and advise students at all levels of the program.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics by time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong background in syntax, a demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

Salary is competitive and will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of academic preparation and professional experience, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the strength of recommendations.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment site via application link below. Application materials must include a CV and a cover letter addressing research and teaching experience. The cover letter should also include the names and contact information for three recommenders. The search committee will contact recommenders directly for letters of recommendation.

Additional required materials include evidence of teaching ability and one representative writing sample. These items must be uploaded after the application is submitted via the “My Job Applications” page.

Applicants should apply before the priority deadline of April 10, 2020, in order to ensure full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the job should be directed to

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Application Deadline: 10-Apr-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Liz Olson

Page Updated: 29-Feb-2020