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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Linguistics & Cognitive Science, Full Time

Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), tenure track, Phonetics and/or Phonology, College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Open Rank position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), tenure track, in Phonetics and/or Phonology. The position is expected to begin on August 16, 2023. Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. in linguistics, cognitive science, psychology or a related field. The Ph.D. must be in hand prior to the start of the appointment. We seek individuals who demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an innovative, cutting edge and internationally recognized research program in Phonetics and/or Phonology. Senior candidates with an established research program and a proven record of productivity and student mentoring are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach a subset of the following courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Science of Language, Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science, Acoustic Phonetics, Introduction to Phonology, Phonetics (graduate level), Phonology I and II, Field Method, and Acquisition of Phonology. They will also be expected to offer graduate seminars in areas of their specialization. Other duties include supervision of graduate students, undergraduate advising, involvement in curricular development, contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion within the department and the University, and performance of University and department service. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in phonetics, phonology, syntax and psycholinguistics and will provide a facility to support the new faculty’s research. Research can also be conducted at the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging ( This 11,600 square foot research facility houses a Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma scanner, and the suite is equipped with state-of-the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment, eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement hardware.



QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   We are seeking an exceptional candidate in Phonetics and/or Phonology. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in linguistics, cognitive science, or a related field, have a strong research program in Phonetics and/or Phonology, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and contribute to the department’s goal in diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in phonetics and/or phonology as well as general linguistics.


Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at UD:  The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware (URL) is within the College Arts and Sciences. The department runs an internationally renowned Ph.D. program in Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. The department also offers, via a university-wide Cognitive Science Committee, an interdisciplinary certificate in Cognitive Science as part of graduate degrees across schools and departments. It is part of a part of a university-wide cognitive science community and participates in a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Neuroscience ( The department also ties to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders The department embraces and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusiveness among peoples. It is committed to a climate of mutual respect among all individuals regardless of age, academic rank, culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, language, lived experience, nationality, physical and mental ability, race, religious, spiritual practice, sextual orientation or socioeconomic status.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research program, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (including evidence of teaching ability if available), three sample publications, and contact information for at least three references.  For additional information, please contact Satoshi Tomioka, Chair of Search Committee,


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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