Postdoctoral Scholar position (Phonology) at USC

Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow

The Department of Linguistics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, Californiainvites applications for a postdoctoral position with three-course teaching for academic year 2018–2019. We seek applicants with specialization in phonology. The salary for this position is $65,000.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Linguistics at USC as a postdoctoral fellow and is expected to teach one 15-week course in the fall semester and two 15-week courses in the spring semester. The fall semester starts in the third week of August 2018.The duties associated with this position involve teaching two undergraduate linguistics courses: “Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology,” (spring) and “Advanced Phonology,” (fall) and one graduate linguistics course “Phonology B” (spring).

We also look for candidates with a strong research profile with emphasis on academic publications, and interest in engaging in the vibrant research community in the Department of Linguistics. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

Applications should be complete by March 28, 2018 to receive fullest consideration. Applicants are required to complete the on-line application process. Follow this link or paste it in a browser:—University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Scholar—Teaching-Fellow_REQ20056711. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research samples, teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Guillermo Ruiz, Emails containing a letter of recommendation should be sent with the subject line: “Phonology Postdoctoral Letter of Recommendation for [Name of Candidate].” Inquiries can be addressed to Rachel Walker at


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.