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Assistant Professor

University of Texas at Arlington
United States
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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Job Role
Internal Number: 26029

Job Summary:
The Department of Linguistics & TESOL in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sociolinguistics and/or language variation. The ideal candidate for this position will also have research and teaching expertise in phonetics and/or phonology.
Essential Duties:
Candidates will be responsible for (i) establishing and maintaining a productive research program, (ii) teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (2-2 teaching load), (iii) supervising graduate research, including chairing and serving on dissertation and exam committees, and (iv) carrying out service duties at the department, college, and university levels.
Required Qualifications:
Candidates' research should focus on sociolinguistics and/or language variation. They should have a doctorate in linguistics (or in a closely related field). (ABD candidates will also be considered, provided that they will have their PhD degree in hand by the start of the Fall 2024 semester.) The candidate should also have college-level teaching experience and a strong publication record commensurate with their career stage.
Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for this position will have research and teaching expertise in phonetics and/or phonology. This candidate will also be able to complement our faculty's expertise in field, corpus, and/or experimental research methods. They will also have a record of having secured external research funding and/or the potential to attract such funding.
Special Instructions:
To apply applicants should go to submit the following materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Copies of three (3) representative research papers
  • Contact information for three (3) references
    (References will be contacted for letters before the first round of interviews.)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    (Transcripts are required only for candidates whose PhD is not in linguistics.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To allow for full consideration of your application, please submit all required materials by December 1, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to Jeffrey Witzel at

For more information about UTA, please visit:

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.
Open Until Filled: Yes

Location: Arlington

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