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Job Posting: Lecturer in Linguistics

Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Lecturer in Linguistics




The department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for a Lecturer in Linguistics position. This is a full-time position, benefits eligible. The position will begin August 16, 2024 and may be renewable.



The Lecturer will teach a regular load of six courses per academic year. The courses include undergraduate courses in various areas of linguistics and its related areas (e.g. general introduction, phonetics/phonology, morpho-syntax, semantics/pragmatics, sociolinguistics, multilingualism). Other responsibilities for this Lecturer position include holding office hours, advising students, and participating in the intellectual life of the university.




The candidate must have at least a Master’s Degree (Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred) in a related field, along with experience teaching linguistics and/or its related areas at the college level. Native or near-native competence in English is required. Evidence of commitment to students’ success and recruitment, and of participation in departmental activities is desirable.


For fullest consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by 3/15/2024 at which time review will begin. Please complete the on-line application at and upload the following documents:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a diversity statement (describing activities you have undertaken to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion)
  • sample syllabus or syllabi (may be for a course already taught, or a hypothetical future course)
  • names and e-mail addresses of three referees who, if contacted, will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation.
  • a graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application)
  • and, if available, a summary of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching portfolio.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and will be asked to supply letters of recommendation and teaching videos that directly address their experience with teaching in the relevant courses at the college level.

Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact the Department of Linguistics ( with any questions.


UIC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

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The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.