The Department of English at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor specializing in phonetics or phonology. 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. Research focus is open. The candidate must have an earned doctorate in Linguistics or a closely related field (or ABD with degree completed by 8/15/24), as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Salary Grade: UC
For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The English department offers a traditional Bachelor's degree in English, as well as a minor in English that helps students in other majors develop valuable writing, research, and critical thinking skills. We offer workshop and craft classes in creative writing, and each year bring to campus visiting writers who not only read and discuss their work but also visit workshops and meet informally with students. Our linguistics classes can contribute to careers such as language teaching, publishing, and speech therapy. We also offer a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Additional information about the Department of English at Mississippi State University can be found at www.english.msstate.edu. 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 part of furthering our goals of promoting equity and inclusivity across the department.
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Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2024
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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. 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. The candidate will have access to the department's Linguistics Research Laboratory. Publications and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Linguistics or a closely related field (or ABD with degree completed by 8/15/24), as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Instructions for Applying:
Interested candidates must submit an application online at https://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ 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. Lara Dodds, department head and search committee chair at email@example.com. Application review will begin on October 27, 2023, 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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