LINGUIST List 32.2279

Tue Jul 06 2021

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Rank Open, Michigan State University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 01-Jul-2021
From: Ashley Housler <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Rank Open, Michigan State University, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Fixed-term position in Linguistics

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Michigan State University seeks to fill a one semester, fixed-term position in Linguistics, with a specialization in first language acquisition. The position will begin January 1, 2022 for the Spring semester of 2022, in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Rank is determined by highest degree with a Masters degree required for an instructor position and a PhD required for an assistant professor position. All degrees must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire.

Teaching load will be 3 undergraduate courses: an upper level introduction to First Language Acquisition, and two sections of an upper level introduction to Linguistics.

Desired Qualifications:
- PhD or ABD in linguistics or related field at the time of appointment.
- Research experience in linguistics and language acquisition, and a demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably in the US. Candidates with research experience in other areas but with teaching first language acquisition will also be considered.

Required Application Materials:
Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter,
- An updated CV,
- A diversity statement, including any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence, and
- The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation.
- Names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin August 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website (Posting Number 712601). For more information, contact Alan Munn, Chair of the Search Committee, Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at the contact information below.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Application Deadline: 16-Aug-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Alan Munn

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