LINGUIST List 32.3143

Tue Oct 05 2021

Jobs: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Mississippi State University

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Date: 05-Oct-2021
From: Diana Brown <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA
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University or Organization: Mississippi State University
Department: English
Job Location: Mississippi, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics


The Department of English at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor specializing in phonetics, phonology, or sociophonetics to begin August 16, 2022. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in phonetics, phonology, and general linguistics. The candidate will have the opportunity to teach other courses in the curriculum and to develop new courses in their area of specialization. The research focus is open, but scholars of languages and language varieties of the U.S. South are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 teaching assignment in the first year and a 3/2 (or 2/3) load in subsequent years. The candidate will have access to the department’s Linguistics Research Laboratory. Publications and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.

Our department has committed to sustained antiracist work in areas including hiring, curricula, pedagogy, and the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff. This search is one of three departmental hires this year (also including creative writing and professional writing), which we hope will help us rethink our curriculum, leading to more inclusive pedagogy across the department.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Linguistics or a closely related field (or ABD with degree completed by August 15, 2022), as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Interested candidates must submit an application online via the application link below along with a cover letter describing their interest in the position, their CV, and contact information for at least three (3) references. For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Dan Punday, department head and search committee chair at the email address below. Application review will begin on November 12, 2021 and continue until filled. MSU is a public, land-grant institution and is classified as a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Head Daniel Punday

Page Updated: 05-Oct-2021