Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL)

Montclair State University (NJ)

Job Description

Linguistics position (tenure track). Applicants must have a strong background in theoretical linguistics, broadly defined (syntax, phonology, morphology, and/or semantics) with a specialization in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. Applicants with an experimentally informed research program would be an especially good fit with current faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, have an active research agenda, and participate in graduate student mentoring and student advisement. Willingness to provide service to the department, university and the larger professional community are also required.
Demonstrated ability in grant seeking/writing is a plus. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in administering our growing Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics with Concentration in ASL/English interpreting.
Further information about the department and the research interests of its faculty is available at
Subject to Available Funding


Earned Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline required at the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an active research agenda including research in sign languages and interpreting.


Dependent upon qualifications.


September 1, 2020

Required Materials:

Please upload your cover letter and curriculum vitae in Workday. Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to:  Dr. Eileen Fitzpatrick at
Inquiries about this position should be submitted to:
Dr. Eileen Fitzpatrick
Chair, Linguistics Department
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2019.

Apply online:–ASL-_R1001090