05 October 2014

Position at San Francisco State University

The Linguistics Program in the English Department at SFSU seeks a generalist in theoretical linguistics with a specialization in syntax and preferably, computational linguistics. The position is tenure-track at the assistant professor level. 


Ph.D. in Linguistics, or assurance that degree work will be completed by August 1, 2015.

Areas of Specialization and Teaching Range 

Candidates should be able/willing to teach graduate seminars in syntax and ideally, corpus linguistics, as well as undergraduate courses in phonology/morphology, syntax, and introductory linguistics.  Ideal candidates could develop courses in computational linguistics/NLP.  Additionally, ideal candidates will demonstrate:

·         Teaching ability at the undergraduate level minimally.

·         Evidence of outstanding research (or research potential).

·         Experience (or appreciation for) working with a diverse student population, including international students, first generation college students, and students from disciplines other than linguistics, namely TESOL and English Education.

Aside from teaching and research, duties will include supervising MA theses, and general advising of graduate/undergraduate linguistics students.  The teaching load at SFSU is 3/3.  SFSU is an equal opportunity employer.

Rank and Salary

Assistant Professor; salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications.  SFSU, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits. 

The Department 

The Department of English offers four undergraduate degrees, four graduate degrees, and three certificates.  For further information, please see our website:  http://english.sfsu.edu

The University

San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of the University is to promote scholarship, intellectual accomplishment, excellence in instruction, freedom, and human diversity. SFSU’s faculty must excel in teaching and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities.   The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.   

To Apply 

Deadline:  November 12, 2014. 

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 recent letters of recommendation, and 2 samples of scholarly work to: Dr. Sugie Goen-Salter, SFSU Chair, Department of English Language and Literature (Attn: Linguistics Search Committee), recruite@sfsu.edu. Pdf. files are preferred.

Initial interviews of top candidates will take place at the Linguistic Society Conference in Portland, Oregon, January 8-11, 2015.