Assistant Professor of Linguistics

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Assistant professor / lecturer

Required Application Materials
Apply online by submitting an application letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample equivalent of one published journal article (published or of equivalent quality is acceptable), and the names and contact information for three references who may latter be asked to submit letters of recommendation.

Complete applications are due by December 1, 2018, or until the post has been filled. Position remains open until May 31, 2018.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Department of Linguistics invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition (SLA) to begin in fall 2019. We seek candidates specializing in language assessment, applied research methods, or a related field. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to work across a variety of language learning contexts. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in functional approaches to language study from a wide variety of perspectives including field linguistics, sociolinguistics, learning sciences, theoretical linguistics, language revitalization, and second language acquisition.

Department or Program Summary
We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in field linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics with a focus on expanding our strength in applied domains. The department plays a key role in language studies on campus and internationally and looks forward to expanding our faculty to include a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Applied Linguistics and SLA. We have close ties with the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), the Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI), and the American English Institute (AEI), making it an ideal context for work in Applied Linguistics. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. 

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Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Educational Linguistics or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Second language proficiency and/or classroom experience in language teaching.

About the University
UO is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color, and faculty with disabilities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, minority language communities, and other underrepresented groups. 

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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Assistant professor / lecturer


677 East 12th Ave., 5210 University of Oregon, Eugene , OR 97403

Eugene , United States