Gallaudet University Graduate School and Professional Programs

Please see the announcement below of an open tenure track faculty position in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. Feel free to contact Miako Rankin if you are interested and/or if you have questions.
Position contingent on funding


  1. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics.
  2. PhD in linguistics or closely related field. To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a terminal degree; outstanding applicants with significant progress toward a terminal degree may considered.
  3. Ability to lecture in American Sign Language.
  4. Record of (or clear potential for) research and scholarship in signed language linguistics and demonstrated success or clear potential for generating external funding for research.
  5. Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in phonology and syntax desired.
  6. Experience with online multimedia course design and teaching desired.


  1. Teach graduate courses in the MA and PhD programs in linguistics.
  2. Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate minor in linguistics.
  3. Advise and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in linguistics.
  4. Engage in scholarship and/or research in the field and generate external funding for research and student support.
  5. Participate in program, department, and university faculty activities and professional service.
  6. Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Salary and Rank:
Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.
Starting Date:
August 2013.
Applications Procedures:
Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference demonstrating quality of research and teaching to the Linguistics Search Committee at the address given below.
Screening of applicants will begin as early as January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Application Address:
Dr. Miako Rankin
c/o Jayne McKenzie
Linguistics Search Committee
Department of Linguistics (SLCC 3rd floor)
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications for open positions from candidates who are deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans.