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Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina
Capitol View, South Carolina
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00211PO23 Advertised Title Assistant Professor Campus Columbia College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department CAS Linguistics Program Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Columbia, SC Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 40 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

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About University of South Carolina

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (USC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about USC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for two full time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2024.

As an independent, interdepartmental unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Linguistics Program has core and affiliated faculty with tenure in Anthropology, English Language & Literature, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Philosophy, and Psychology; it has affiliated faculty in the English Programs for Internationals, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Education. At the graduate level, the Linguistics Program offers an MA and PhD in Linguistics, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Undergraduate students may pursue the new Linguistics concentration in the Languages, Literatures & Cultures BA. For more information, please visit:

Required Education and Experience

Candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics or closely related field by the start of the appointment and a demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications

The program particularly encourages applicants with a primary or secondary specialization in computational linguistics, English historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, psycholinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Outstanding applicants in other subfields will also be considered.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2024 Job Open Date 10/11/2023 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Elaine Chun (

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • Research Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

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