Jobs: Tenure-line position at University of Kentucky

Dunstan Brown dunstan.brown at YORK.AC.UK
Sat Sep 20 20:05:30 UTC 2014

[Sent on behalf of Andrew Hippisley]

The University of Kentucky seeks a linguist with demonstrated research and
teaching expertise in phonetics. Preference will be given to candidates who
can also build on the program’s strengths in sociolinguistics,
corpus/computational linguistics, and historical linguistics; and
contribute to teaching computational and experimental research methods.
Rank is at Assistant Professor level. In exceptional circumstances we will
consider an appointment at a higher rank. Teaching responsibilities will be
entirely within the University’s interdepartmental Linguistics Program and
will include courses at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and
graduate levels; maximum teaching load is two courses per semester.
Appointment will be tenure‐line and housed in the College of Arts &
Sciences, initially within the Department of English, and subsequently in
the newly formed Department of Linguistics. Evidence of successful
scholarship and teaching required. Doctorate in Linguistics required at the
time of appointment. Appointment begins August 2015.

Applications should be submitted through interfolio:
http:\\ submit a letter of application
describing research and teaching, c.v., a single representative research
paper, and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be
conducted at the LSA Annual Meeting in January. Finalists who are not
attending the LSA meeting may request an interview via Skype. Review of
applications begins November 15. Questions should be addressed to the
search committee chair, Dr. Rusty Barrett,erbarrett at

The University of Kentucky’s Linguistics Program is a research‐active
environment with a history of synergy between linguistics and computer
science; existing research groups focus on morphological theory & typology,
sociolinguistics, corpus/computational linguistics, historical linguistics,
and minority languages.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse
geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public
institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members
of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University
also supports family‐friendly policies.
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