Dean of the Faculty


Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Areas:    Sociolinguistics

Reed College, a selective undergraduate-only liberal arts institution with a commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Linguistics, with a focus on sociolinguistics. Appointment is for the 2016-17 academic year, to commence in August 2016.

This is an 80% full-time teaching position, with full benefits. The successful candidate will join a small but comprehensive undergraduate linguistics department and offer four semester courses: two sections of our spring introductory course (Introduction to Language, Culture and Society) along with two upper-division courses in sociolinguistics. The candidate will also supervise year-long senior thesis projects on an array of topics within linguistics.

Candidates with expertise in experimental methods, quantitative analysis, and the structure of understudied languages and language families are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching and advising student research projects is also highly desirable. PhD or ABD in Linguistics required for appointment.

Please submit a letter of application describing teaching and scholarly interests, along with a CV and examples of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation to In your letter of application, please discuss at least two upper-division courses that you would be interested in teaching. Also in the letter of application, we strongly encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

All application materials must be received by February 15, 2016. For further information about this position, please contact Matt Pearson (

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential to the excellence of our academic programs, and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


Deadline: February 15, 2016