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Position: Assistant Professor in Phonology, University of Southern California

The Department of Linguistics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical phonology with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017. The department particularly welcomes applicants whose research incorporates the use of computational or quantitative approaches.

Duties include maintaining an active program of research, strong commitment to teaching and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and participating in the academic life of the department. Applicants must have a doctoral degree prior to start of appointment.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates are required to submit an electronic application at the USC application website from which the link can be found here: The applicant should upload a single file containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching dossier, writing samples, and the names of three referees that will be contacted by USC. Any questions may be directed to Rachel Walker, Phonology Search Chair,

USC is an equal opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting


Application deadline: December 1, 2016


Visiting assistant professor: UC Santa Cruz

From Junko Ito via Eric Bakovic

The Linguistics Department at UC Santa Cruz has just announced a search for a visiting assistant professor in phonology for 2016-17 (possibility for renewal for another year, pending budgetary approval).

The visiting position is for filling in the gaps in the curriculum and advising due to faculty sabbatical leaves and administrative appointments.

Department of Linguistics
Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics or related field, and a research and teaching specialization in phonological theory. A secondary specialization in an area that interfaces with phonology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research, and to contribute breadth and depth to the undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The applicant must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The position carries a four-course workload (two undergraduate courses and two graduate courses) divided over three quarters with an expectation that the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and perform departmental service.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor II – III

Salary: $62,000 – $65,400, commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Linguistics or a closely related field; record of research and teaching. Degree expected to be conferred by June 30, 2016.

Position Available: July 1, 2016, with fall quarter beginning September 2016. Ph.D. must be conferred by June 30, 2016 for employment beyond that date.

Term of Appointment: The initial appointment is for one year, with a possible extension to a second year. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

To Apply: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available), one (no more than three) writing samples or publications, and three confidential letters of recommendation.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Submit all documents/materials as PDF files.

Apply at the application website below. Refer to Position #JPF00333-16T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2016.


Position: Associate/Full Professor, UL Lafayette. Phonology, Phonetics, Speech Sound Disorders

The Department of Communicative Disorders invites applications for a tenure track position to begin Fall, 2016.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the Master’s level as well as mentoring and teaching in the doctoral program in Applied Language and Speech Sciences. Conducting research in areas of expertise and providing service to the department and University are also expected. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Communicative Disorders or a related area; evidence of extensive scholarly activity including research publications and grants; and expertise in one of more of the following areas: phonology and phonological disorders, speech sound disorders, speech-language development, multicultural issues, research methodologies or speech science. The certificate of Clinical Competence is preferred. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is classified as a public research university with Doctoral/High Research Activity, an enrollment of approximately 19,000 students and a full-time faculty of about 620. The Department of Communicative Disorders, in the College of Liberal Arts, runs a BA program with over 200 students, an accredited MS program in Speech-Language Pathology with approximately 65 students students, and a PhD program of about 25 students. There are currently 9 tenured or tenure-track faculty and a speech and hearing clinic with four full-time clinical instructors and a full-time clinic director. The Department also houses the Doris B. Hawthorn Research Center for Special Education and Communicative Disorders.

Located midway between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is the heart of Louisiana’s Acadian-Creole region. The city of over 122,000 is part of the Lafayette-Acadiana area with a total population of 550,000. It is the hub of numerous music and cultural festivals and celebrations.

The University of Louisiana at Lafaeytte is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO-LA 14-13

Applicant Instructions:
Applications should include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Applications will continue to be accepted until the search is closed. All materials whould be sent to Dr. Jack S. Damico, Chair QSN Committee.
Contact Information:
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dr. Jack Damico, Chair QSN Committee
Department of Communicative Disorders P.O. Box 43170
Lafayette, LA    70504-3170
Phone: 337-482-6551337-482-6551