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ASST/ASSOC PROFESSOR IN THE ACQUISITION OF SYNTAX

Requisition # 73462

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, September 17th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Linguistics

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Linguistics in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (DWLLC) at the University of Iowa seeks to hire an experimentally focused linguist whose research examines the acquisition and/or learning of syntax, or that of the interfaces of syntax with other domains (semantics, prosody, etc.). The ideal candidate will have primary expertise in the fields of syntax and language acquisition (first, second, third, or multiple) or learning (e.g., adaptation, plasticity), with a strong record of experimental research in these areas. The appointment will be a tenure-track or tenured position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective Wednesday, August 21, 2019.



Required qualifications:



• PhD in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or Communication Sciences and Disorders, in hand by August 2019



• Expertise in contemporary formal syntax, including the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theoretical syntax and general linguistics, as well as graduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization



• A record of innovative research using experimental methodologies and quantitative analysis to investigate issues in language acquisition and learning



Desirable qualifications:



• Research at the interface of syntax and one or more other areas (including, but not limited to, semantics, pragmatics, prosody)



• Expertise in a language that is represented in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa



• Quantitative expertise such as statistics, computational linguistics, or other approaches.



We particularly encourage candidates with a collaborative approach who envision themselves working with theoreticians and experimentalists in a variety of fields, and who can situate their study of acquisition and learning in the broader study of cognition and/or other scientific fields. There are many opportunities to contribute to programs committed to cross-disciplinary inquiry and to develop ties to language scientists in DWLLC, as well as Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Communication Sciences & Disorders.  Interdisciplinary groups such as the DeLTA Center (DEvelopment, Learning, Theory and Application) and the Cognitive Science of Language Certificate program will also facilitate such interactions.



The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an important role in the Department of Linguistics by helping to shape its cross-disciplinary language sciences initiative in the area of acquisition and learning, and will figure prominently in the graduate certificate program in the Cognitive Science of Language.



To apply, please visit jobs.uiowa.edu and reference Requisition #73462. The application materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three sample publications, and three letters of recommendation. Screening begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary videoconference interviews will be conducted in mid-December.



The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

PhD in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or Communication Sciences and Disorders, in hand by August 2019

Required Qualifications:

  • Expertise in contemporary formal syntax, including the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theoretical syntax and general linguistics, as well as graduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization.

  • A record of innovative research using experimental methodologies and quantitative analysis to investigate issues in language acquisition and learning.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Research at the interface of syntax and one or more other areas (including, but not limited to, semantics, pragmatics, prosody)

  • Expertise in a language that is represented in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa

  • Quantitative expertise such as statistics, computational linguistics, or other approaches.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Sample Publication #1
Sample Publication #2
Sample Publication #3
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
Phillips Hall
16 North Clinton Street
111-C PH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/linguistics/



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