University of Kansas

Location: Lawrence, KS


The Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Phonetics, expected to begin August 18, 2023.This position is a full-time, academic-year appointment.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field with a specialization in an area of Phonetics is expected by the start date of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research which is informed by linguistic theory, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and show potential for or evidence of securing funding. The successful candidate will contribute original research and high-quality teaching in Phonetics or one of the interfaces of Phonetics with other disciplines, such as Second Language Acquisition or Sociolinguistics.

Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, supervising graduate and undergraduate research, teaching courses in phonetics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and other courses in linguistics, and contributing to departmental governance. We seek applicants whose interests and expertise intersect with existing research in the department.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.

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A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) letter of application outlining interests in and qualifications for the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student teaching evaluations if available; (5) research statement; (6) representative research publications; and (7) the names and contact information for three professional references.  In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As such, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application:  Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.


First Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Search Chair Professor Allard Jongman, Department of Linguistics,


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses)

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