Assistant Professor of Linguistics – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Linguistics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position in theoretical syntax with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024.  The department welcomes applicants with additional expertise in areas that interface with syntactic theory. 

Duties include maintaining an active program of research, strong commitment to teaching and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate level, and participating in the academic life of the department. A doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  The applicant should upload a single file containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and three sample research papers or articles. The department welcomes remarks on diversity, equity and inclusion in the candidate’s teaching and/or research statements.  Please also provide the names and email addresses of three referees that may be contacted by USC.   Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions may be directed to Andrew Simpson, Syntax Search Committee Chair,

The annual base salary range for this position is $104,500 – $109,800. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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