The Department of Linguistics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Linguistics with a focus on Semantics, at the level of Assistant Professor or beginning Associate Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will begin on September 1, 2020. 

The successful candidate will be engaged in a rich and productive research program in semantics (inclusive of pragmatics) that contributes to the breadth and depth of our department, actively advise students at the undergraduate and graduate level, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Linguistics curriculum on a regular basis, and perform scholarly service for the benefit of the department, University, and field. We invite applicants with an established and promising track record of publication and presentation in top venues, and who display an interest in scholarly engagement in the field and outreach.

The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD in linguistics or a related field by August 31, 2020. 

 Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement (2-5 pp), at least 2-3 sample publications/writing samples, a teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement and teaching evaluations, as available), and at least 3 letters of reference. The cover letter should include the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the applicant’s letter writers, as well as a list of all the materials to be included in the application.

 All materials should be submitted via For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 2019. Inquiries about the search should be sent to our department administrator, Ms. Marilyn Reyes, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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