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Assistant Professor in the Linguistics of Signed Languages

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in the Linguistics of Signed Languages

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Linguistics
Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a specialist in the linguistics of signed languages at the rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure track. The position begins Fall Semester of academic year 2023-24.

Our new colleague will be an early career scholar (new PhDs through advanced assistant professors) who has a research specialization in any area of the linguistics of signed languages, who is concerned with linguistic structure, and who is attentive to linguistic theory. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose program of research will complement the four other primary research areas in our department (syntax & semantics; phonetics & phonology; computational linguistics; and documentary, descriptive & historical linguistics).

Duties include: (a) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistics and the linguistics of signed languages and related topics; (b) Directing thesis and dissertation research; (c) Conducting original research and publication, (d) Advising undergraduate and graduate students; and (e) Performing departmental and institutional service.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, or other related field.

We seek candidates who demonstrate excellence or potential excellence as a teacher, researcher, and leader, have high levels of fluency in ASL or in other signed languages, who are immersed in the Deaf community, who can teach linguistics courses at all levels (lower-division, upper-division, and graduate), and who can train the next generation of researchers in the linguistics of signed languages.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

Interested persons should upload the following materials:
  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement describing your research program
  • list of courses you are prepared to teach
  • evidence of past teaching performance or teaching potential
  • up to 3 samples of published or other written work
  • a statement reflecting upon your previous, current and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through your research, teaching, and/or service
  • three letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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