Posted on: 
February 25, 2022

The Department of Linguistics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in semantics. Starting with the fall semester of 2022, this is a three-year appointment with the possibility for reappointment.

The Linguistics Department is a collaborative Tri-College curricular program involving faculty and students from Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges. All together, we have roughly 35 to 40 majors per class. The curriculum is built around the theoretical analysis of grammar with connections made to descriptive research and language documentation. Our faculty engage with (have longstanding ties to) language communities in the linguistic analysis of American Sign Language, Chinese, Kyrgyz, Navajo, Wamesa, and Zapotec. We maintain an Endangered Languages Laboratory, a Phonetics Laboratory, a Pacific Languages & Linguistics Lab, a Navajo linguistics library, as well as a general linguistics library. Classes are small, students are intense, and the opportunity for collaboration with students as well as colleagues is real and constant. We will begin reviewing applications on March 21, 2022 but the search will remain open until March 31.

Public contact information: 

Please address any questions you may have to Tarsia Duff ([email protected]), Department AA or Theodore Fernald ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.


Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Semantics.