Assistant Teaching Professor - 21969BR

Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas invites applications for a benefits-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to begin as early as August 18, 2022. The initial contract is for three years. This a continuing position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year) contracts.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment). Applicants with expertise in any area of experimental linguistics are encouraged to apply. We would especially welcome applications from those with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- phonetics/phonology,
- sentence processing,
- research methodology & statistical analysis in linguistics,
- sociolinguistics,
- computational linguistics,
- first/second language acquisition.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as a record of research in experimental linguistics. The teaching load is three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring, including introductory courses in linguistics and more specialized courses in research methodology/statistics and courses related to the applicant’s area of research expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience or interest in active learning pedagogies and pedagogic innovation is desirable.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.

Job Description

Teaching/Advising - (80%): Teach three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory courses in linguistics, undergraduate and graduate courses in research methodology and statistical analysis, and advanced seminars or other courses in research areas appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications. Teaching duties include developing syllabi, preparing and teaching lectures, creating, administering, and grading homework assignments and exams, holding regular office hours, and supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants when appropriate. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the Linguistics Department and serve on student committees, as appropriate.

Research - (10%): Establish and maintain a productive program of research within area of specialization.

Service - (10%): Faculty members appointed as Assistant Teaching Professors are expected to participate in departmental events and actively contribute to the workings of the University community. They are expected to perform service to the Department, College, University, and the profession at large.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics or closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment), with a specialization in experimental linguistics.
  • Potential for high quality teaching and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A strong record of research in experimental linguistics.

Additional Candidate Instructions

For complete application instructions, go to A complete application will include the following documents with your on-line application profile.
  • Letter of application outline interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as a student teaching evaluations if available
  • Research Statement
  • Representative Research publications
  • Contact information for three references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As as result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Initial review of applications will begin May 13, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been obtained.

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Alison Gabriele
Department of Linguistics

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