Posted on: 
November 22, 2022

Reed College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Linguistics, with a primary focus in syntax and a secondary focus in morphology, typology, or semantics, for the 2023-24 academic year, to commence in August 2023.

Reed is a selective mostly-undergraduate liberal arts institution with a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will teach the morphology, syntax, and semantics modules of our co-taught introductory course, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis, as well as offering four upper-division courses, two of which will be Introductory Syntax and Morphosyntactic Typology. The candidate will also supervise year-long senior thesis projects on an array of topics within linguistics.

Candidates with expertise in field methods and the structure of understudied languages and language families are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching and advising student research projects is also highly desirable. PhD or ABD in Linguistics required for appointment.

Through Interfolio (, please submit a letter of application, along with a CV and one example of scholarly work (e.g., a journal article, paper from a conference proceedings, or dissertation chapter). Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. All application materials must be received by January 13, 2023.

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For further information about this position, please contact the search chair, Matt Pearson, at [email protected].

Position Type: 
Visiting Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Typology.