Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Mississippi State University Print

Deadline for Applications: 11/12/2021

Position Advertised: Assistant Professor of Linguistics

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 to begin August 16, 2022. 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. The research focus is open, but scholars of languages and language varieties of the U.S. South are particularly encouraged to apply. 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 degree completed by 8/15/22), as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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.

Interested candidates must submit an application online at 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 [email protected]. Application review will begin on 11/12/2021 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.