LINGUIST List 33.108

Fri Jan 14 2022

Jobs: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Grinnell College

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Date: 14-Jan-2022
From: Terri Phipps <>
Subject: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA
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University or Organization: Grinnell College
Department: Linguistics Concentration
Job Location: Iowa, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Linguistics Concentration invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Linguistics beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and/or semantics, as well as multilingualism, and/or Indigenous/minority languages/dialects.

The Linguistics Concentration at Grinnell is an interdisciplinary program of study consisting of an introduction to linguistics, intermediate courses in syntax, typology, and Indo-European, an advanced course in language change, and electives pertaining to language drawn from the wider Grinnell curriculum. Our interdepartmental faculty come from the Departments of Anthropology, Chinese and Japanese, Classics, Education, English, Philosophy, Russian, and Spanish. Our concentrators major in anthropology, computer science, and English or another language, among others. Our courses reference different languages from around the world and use linguistic data that don’t come from the world’s most-frequently spoken languages.

The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach five courses per year, including Introduction to General Linguistics (LIN 114), our core courses in Phonetics/Phonology, Morphology, or Syntax, as well an upper-level course in our own curriculum or of their own design.
Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 15, 2022. Please visit our application website below to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Kelly Herold, at or 641-269-3070.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2022

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Kelly Herold
Phone: 641-269-3070

Page Updated: 14-Jan-2022