Application Deadline: 07-Feb-2021

Boston University (BU) invites applications for a one-semester position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics with a specialization in syntax and semantics, for Fall 2021.

Requirements include:

  • a PhD (in hand by time of appointment),
  • strong background in linguistic theory,
  • demonstrated teaching ability, and
  • commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

Application materials should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Academic Jobs Online at the application link provided above. These should include:

  • a cover letter,
  • separate statements about research and teaching, of not more than 2 pages each,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • documentation of success in teaching (e.g., complete sets of teaching evaluations), and
  • three selected publications.

Three reference letters are to be uploaded by recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be complete by February 7, 2021.

For further information about BU Linguistics, see Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Jonathan Barnes, chair of the search committee, at the contact information provided below.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman (1877) and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD here (1955). The BU Linguistics Department is committed to the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for building a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all. Applications from women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor, we are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students, including those from underrepresented groups, in the study of language and are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of the academic community, at BU and beyond, through their research, teaching, and service.

Contact Information:

Prof. Jonathan Barnes (Search Chair)

Email: jabarnes -at- bu -dot- edu



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