Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Singapore (SG)
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence in July 2019. Linguists of all research specializations are encouraged to apply.

Exceptional applicants will be nominated for an appointment as a Presidential Young Professor. The PYP position is also a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, with a start-up package of up to SGD 750,000, research scholarships to support PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.

The program in English Language & Linguistics is housed in the Department of English Language & Literature at NUS and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. The program represents a diverse range of traditions in linguistics, with strengths in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, World Englishes, and the description and analysis of languages of Southeast Asia. We also welcome applicants with expertise beyond these existing areas of strength. The teaching load is 2:1 (one or two courses per semester, totaling three per academic year). All instruction is in English. Salaries are internationally competitive and housing benefits are offered. Lab space and substantial funding for research and conference travel are available. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted to the website below and include:

  1. A brief cover letter;
  2. A complete curriculum vitae;
  3. A research statement;
  4. Three publications or examples of scholarly work;
  5. Evidence of teaching excellence, including a statement of teaching philosophy and student evaluations of courses taught, if available;
  6. A completed Personal Data Consent Form:

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the online application system. For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by December 30, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Enquiries may be directed to . Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at . The Department website can be found at
Deadline: December 30, 2018 

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