Assistant Professor

Employer
Mississippi State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Function:

The Department of English at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor specializing in phonetics, phonology, or sociophonetics. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in phonetics, phonology, and general linguistics. The candidate will have the opportunity to teach other courses in the curriculum and to develop new courses in their area of specialization. Research focus is open, but scholars of languages and language varieties of the U.S. South are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary Grade : UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The English department offers a traditional Bachelor’s degree in English, as well as a minor in English that
 helps students in other majors develop valuable writing, research, and critical thinking skills. We offer workshop and craft classes in creative writing, and each year bring to campus visiting writers who not only read and discuss their work, but also visit workshops
 and meet informally with students. Our linguistics classes can contribute to careers such as language teaching, publishing, and speech therapy. We also offer a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Additional information about the Department of English at Mississippi State University can be found at www.english.msstate.edu. Our department has committed to sustained antiracist work in areas including hiring, curricula, pedagogy, and the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff. This search is part of further our goals of promoting equity and inclusivity across the department.

Area of Specialization:

Linguistics

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 teaching assignment in the first year and a 3/2 (or 2/3) load in subsequent years. The candidate will have access to the department’s Linguistics Research Laboratory. Publications and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.

Our department has committed to sustained antiracist work in areas including hiring, curricula, pedagogy, and the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff. This search is one of three departmental hires this year (also including creative writing and professional writing), which we hope will help us rethink our curriculum, leading to more inclusive pedagogy across the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Linguistics or a closely related field (or ABD with a degree completed by 8/15/22), as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

Yes

Preferred Qualifications:

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

Interested candidates must submit an application online at https://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ along with a cover letter describing their interest in the position, their CV, and contact information for at least three (3) references. For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Dan Punday, department head and search committee chair at dpunday@english.msstate.edu. Application review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until filled. MSU is a public, land-grant institution and is classified as a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation.

Condition of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14042, If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved exemption before beginning employment with the University.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu .

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu . Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.

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