LINGUIST List 32.2682

Wed Aug 18 2021

Jobs: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistics, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track, open field, University of Michigan

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Aug-2021
From: Valerie Murphree <>
Subject: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistics, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track, open field, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: University of Michigan
Department: Linguistics
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguistics, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track, open field

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a new full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 29, 2022. Candidates either at the assistant or associate professor level will receive equally strong consideration for hire, as will candidates who are currently completing their PhD (PhD degree must be awarded before the start of the appointment). We seek outstanding applicants whose research and scholarship in linguistics address or contribute to social justice and anti-racism. The specific subfield of specialization in linguistics is open.

The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in the department and is expected to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in linguistics, in particular regarding theories and research methods relevant for the subfield(s) of specialization of the candidate, and regarding how linguistics can address systems of discrimination. Applicants should give indication of a productive research publication record and show potential for long-term external funding support of their research program. We strongly encourage applications from candidates interested in developing and teaching courses that examine minoritized language varieties and their users, for instance the language varieties found in African American communities.

Applicants are expected to submit:
- a letter of application
- a curriculum vitae
- a statement of current and future research plans
- a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- evidence of teaching excellence
- a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement.
- up to three representative publications or other writings
- contact information for three recommenders. Recommenders for an initial shortlist of applicants will be contacted later to submit recommendations online.

Applications should be submitted to the application link below.

Review of dossiers will begin on October 31; applications received after October 31 may not receive full consideration.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minoritized individuals are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The University of Michigan is also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. We are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative space to learn, teach, work, discover, and thrive together. Respecting and valuing our differences is essential to achieving our shared goals of producing groundbreaking research, providing a world-class education, and making a positive impact on society.

For any questions about this job or the application, please email

Applications should be submitted to the application link below.

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Valerie Murphree
Phone: 734-764-0353

Page Updated: 18-Aug-2021