Posted on: 
April 25, 2022

The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of Linguistics, specializing in Phonology. This is a three-year fixed-term position for academic years 2022-2025, starting August 16, 2022. A Master's degree or equivalent in Linguistics is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant Professor position. All degrees must be conferred by the time of appointment. Advanced PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate will have a teaching load of 5 courses per academic year. They will teach undergraduate and graduate Phonology courses. Depending on the program’s needs and the candidate’s qualifications, they will also teach one or more undergraduate courses in Phonetics, Data Analysis, Introduction to Linguistics, or Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities. In addition to the above teaching load, 17% of the contract will be allocated to research advising; therefore, the candidate should have an active research program in Phonology so that they can (i) participate in the Phonology and Phonetics research group; (ii) be available for consultation with graduate students on their research; (iii) advise up to 2 undergraduate senior theses per year.

Public contact information: 

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu, position #772033, or https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/510203/instast-professor-fixed-term. For more information, contact Karthik Durvasula, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at [email protected].


Position Type: 
Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Phonology.