Faculty position: Linguistics assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Phonology

Wayne State University's Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Linguistics with a specialization in Phonology.

A second specialization in the field of Linguistics is desirable. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Duties include a sustained research program with a publication record commensurate with the appointment rank of assistant professor, a teaching load of 2-2, advising M.A. essays and departmental/university service.

The interdepartmental linguistics program at Wayne State offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees and a Graduate Certificate in Linguistics. Wayne State University is an urban research university with the highest Carnegie designation of RU/VH (Research University, very high research productivity). It is in Midtown Detroit, a thriving area with many cultural attractions near downtown. Wayne State University is part of the Michigan Research Corridor, a research alliance that also includes the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Michigan State University. Wayne State University offers more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 25,000 students within metropolitan Detroit.

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Application requirements

  • A letter of application
  • A statement of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • CV
  • List of three academic references
  • One writing sample (PDF of a published article or manuscript of approximately 15-30 pages)

The position listing number is #046845. Please have three referees send letters of recommendation to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Caroline Maun, at englishsearch@wayne.edu in advance of the priority date.

For the diversity, equity and inclusion statement, please let the Appointments Committee know how your research and teaching will support Wayne State University's mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive and positively impact local and global communities.

Applications that are completed by Nov. 18, 2022, will be given priority consideration.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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