University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor in Phonetics and Phonology

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Department of Linguistics and TESOL
Assistant Professor
in Phonetics and Phonology 

Position ID: F00189P 

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Phonetics and Phonology, to begin in Fall of 2020. 

Successful applicants will have a PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in Linguistics by the time of appointment, with college-level teaching experience and evidence of success and continued promise in publishing. The candidate should have a research focus that complements existing faculty expertise and also demonstrates the potential to contribute to the department’s research profile and its teaching mission.

The successful candidate will contribute to existing strengths in the department but will also add to those strengths in new and substantive ways and will contribute breadth and depth to the undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. 

In addition to teaching the phonetics and phonology classes that we currently offer, we are interested in a colleague whose teaching could support additional undergraduate and graduate courses. These might include topics related to speech language pathology or language acquisition, acoustic phonetics, descriptive field work, or research methods. In the area of research, we are especially interested in candidates whose work in phonetics and phonology interfaces with fields such as syntax, semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, or second language studies. Potential hires with a successful track record in or plan underway for external grants are of particular interest. 

The expected teaching load of tenure-track faculty in the department is 2-2. Our department offers four graduate programs (a PhD in linguistics, an MA in Linguistics, an MA in TESOL, and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL), as well as a growing BA in Linguistics. The University of Texas at Arlington is an R-1 doctoral-granting university focused on doctoral production, undergraduate success, and extramural funding. A research-intensive public institution of nearly 60,000 students, UT Arlington has a highly diverse student population, including qualifying as a Hispanic-serving institution. We are located in the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which offers has a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment options. 

To apply, applicants should go to and submit the following materials: CV, cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of 3 references who can provide letters of recommendation. 

Application materials should arrive by November 15, 2019 to receive fullest consideration. 

Initial interviews are planned to take place at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in New Orleans in early January, either in person or via Skype. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Naoko Witzel (

UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the university prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The University of Texas at Arlington is a tobacco free campus.