Dean of the Faculty


Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Areas:      General linguistics, syntax, typology, morphology, semantics, field methods

Reed College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Linguistics, with a primary focus in syntax and a secondary focus in morphology, typology, or semantics, for the 2016-17 academic year, to commence in August 2016.

Reed is a selective undergraduate-only liberal arts institution with a commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship. The successful candidate will co-teach the department’s introductory course (Introduction to Linguistic Analysis), as well as offering four upper-division courses, two of which will be Introductory Syntax and Morphosyntactic Typology. The candidate will also supervise year-long senior thesis projects on an array of topics within linguistics.

Candidates with expertise in field methods 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 As part of your letter of application, please describe at least two upper-division courses (besides introductory syntax and typology) which you would like to teach. Reed values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program: in your 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 December 15, 2015. For further information about this position, please contact the search chair, Matt Pearson (

 An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: December 15, 2015