University of Massachusetts Amherst Tenure Track Associate Professor of Linguistics in Amherst, Massachusetts

Tenure Track Associate Professor of Linguistics

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Job no: 494714

Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department: Linguistics

Union: MSP

Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Linguistics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position in Psycholinguistics, starting September 1, 2019. We seek a candidate whose research interests complement those of the current Linguistics faculty, who can contribute breadth and depth to the department with respect to research, teaching, and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and who can engage with the development of the Cognitive Science Institute, a broad, interdisciplinary group focused on fostering Cognitive Science research across the UMass Community

( Highly qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor level will also receive consideration.


Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (Psychology, Cognitive Science) by time of appointment.

Additional Information:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, evidence of teaching ability, and a list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses to:

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 21, 2018 in order to ensure consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Advertised: Oct 1 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

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