University of Nevada, Reno — Assistant Professor, Linguistics

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level, tenure-track position in theoretical linguistics. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, corpus linguistics, syntax, pragmatics, discourse analysis, or morphology. Desired sub-areas include indigenous or endangered languages, ethnic dialects of English (particularly Latino or Native American varieties), or language and gender studies. A record of demonstrable research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher, with the ability to teach students of varied levels. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in all areas of linguistics as well as in his/her areas of specialization. All courses are offered within the English Department and, in addition to Linguistics majors, must also appeal and be accessible to non-majors in fields including English, Education, Speech Pathology, and Anthropology. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. Interviews will be by Skype. This position has a starting date of July 1, 2017. A PhD in linguistics is required by the starting date. Competitive starting salary.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an historic land-grant university within the Nevada System of Higher Education, with a student population of approximately 21,000. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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Complete applications must be received by Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Visit for complete position announcement and requirements. For additional information about the University of Nevada Department of English, please visit The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.