Assistant Professor of Linguistics in Laboratory Phonology and/or Phonetics

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Full Time
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Linguistics in Laboratory Phonology and/or PhoneticsThe Linguistics Program in the Department of English at George Mason University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics in laboratory phonology and/or phonetics, beginning fall 2023.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in phonology and/or phonetics, and to offer graduate seminars in their areas of specialization. The candidate will also be expected to direct the phonetics lab, supervise the research of MA and PhD students, and provide advice and mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students. Service responsibilities at the assistant professors rank primarily involve contributions to administrative processes and initiatives at the program and departmental level.Required Qualifications:A completed PhD or equivalent terminal degree in linguistics or a related field is required by the time of appointment. In addition to expertise in laboratory phonology and/or phonetics, the candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.Preferred Qualifications:A secondary specialization in a related subfield, including but not limited to second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, or experimental methods, is strongly favored, as are research interests that can provide the basis for externally-funded grants, and participation in collaborative interdisciplinary research projects and program development.About Mason Linguistics:George Mason University is the largest public research institution in Virginia, serving a diverse population of both traditional and contemporary students, including first-generation students, adult learners, and more. Mason is ranked among the top 10 most diverse and innovative public universities in the country in U.S. News & World Report's "2023 Best Colleges List" of September 12, 2022.The Linguistics Program offers a Ph.D. in Linguistics, along with a growing range of programs, including M.A. and B.A. concentrations within the English degree, a graduate certificate program in TESOL, and a Computational Linguistics concentration in the Data Analytics Engineering M.S. The program is home to a research lab in phonetics, which the successful candidate would be expected to direct, as well as the Speech Accent Archive, and research labs in psycholinguistics, language acquisition, computational linguistics, and language documentation. More information about the linguistics program can be found at .

Applicants must apply for position number F8424z at the application URL below and submit the online application. A complete application will include a cover letter, a current CV, a research statement, a teaching/mentoring statement, a statement outlining the applicant's experience with and strategies for engaging with a demographically and intellectually diverse academic community, and up to three representative writing samples. Please include a list of three professional references with contact information but do not request letters directly. Letters of recommendation will be requested by the university for candidates who are invited to participate in the initial round of interviews.Open until filled; materials received by January 8, 2023 will receive full consideration. Initial interviews will take place remotely in January 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the search coordinator for the English department, Stacey Remick-Simkins (

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