Assistant Professor, Sociolinguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in sociolinguistics, with a focus on language variation and experience with quantitative research methods and fieldwork. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research and should be able to teach introductory courses in sociolinguistics, as well as specialized courses in one or more sociolinguistic subfields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach courses on African American English and/or a general introductory course in quantitative methods, as well as those with a secondary specialization in phonetics/phonology or syntax and the ability to teach introductory courses in one of these areas.

The appointment will begin on August 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (max. 1 page), teaching statement (max. 1 page), a representative writing sample, unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Reference providers will be sent an email through the UGAJobs system with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. We encourage submission of recommendations directly by the referees by the full consideration deadline stated below. The application file and reference letters should be submitted online at Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. Chad Howe, Search Committee Chair at To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 13, 2018.

Please note that due to a scheduled update of the UGAJobs website, the search committee will not have access to new applications submitted to UGAJobs between Nov. 14-Dec. 15, 2018 or to recommendation letters that are submitted online during this period. Administrative access to the system will resume on Dec. 16, 2018. Please contact for instructions on the submission of any late recommendation letters for applications that were submitted prior to the Nov. 13 full consideration deadline.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
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Contact information:
Dr. Chad Howe, Search Committee Chair