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Visiting Assistant Professor in Syntax/Semantics/Morphology/Field Methods

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University of Florida
Location
Gainesville, Florida
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Syntax/Semantics/Morphology/Field Methods
Apply now (https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/674/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=531277&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us) Job no: 531277
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department: 16300000 - LS-LINGUISTICS
Classification Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor
Job Description:
The Department of Linguistics at University of Florida invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the areas of syntax and semantics beginning August 16, 2024. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure-accruing, appointment with a 2/2 course assignment. Expertise in syntax and semantics is required and additional expertise in field methods and morphology is welcome. Participation in department life and appropriate department service are also expected.
Courses to be taught during the Fall semester include Syntax I for first year graduate students and Intro to Syntax for undergraduates; in Spring semester, a combined undergrad/graduate course in Morphology, Field Methods, and/or a course in semantics are possible.
Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in linguistics or be in their final year of PhD study with evidence of strong teaching ability.
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Florida is a vibrant and congenial unit consisting of 14 full-time faculty and 15 affiliated faculty in the departments of Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese Studies; and the Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication. We offer a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate minor and undergraduate certificate in TESL and a graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. We have faculty expertise in a wide range of linguistic subfields, and particular strengths in the areas of bilingualism, language documentation, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and African linguistics. For more information, please visit our website atwww.lin.ufl.edu.
UF is the state's oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6thin the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings), and 1stamong public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF's large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer atVisit Gainesville (https://www.visitgainesville.com/) .
Advertised Salary:
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.
Employment Benefits include:
Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.
Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, parental leave, and leave payouts.
Minimum Requirements:
A Ph.D. in linguistics or be in their final year of Ph.D. study.
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience teaching syntax, semantics, and/or field methods in linguistics.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.
This is a time-limited position.
A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a completecurriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.
Applications will be reviewed beginning May 31, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
The Department of Linguistics is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.
Health Assessment Required:
No
Advertised: 23 Apr 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
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