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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 4026369
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Linguistics

2023-24 Postdoctoral Fellowship Department of Linguistics - Syntax

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Mar 21, 2023

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Syntax for the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition to conducting research, the successful candidate will organize the Penn Syntax Lab meetings; (co)edit a volume of papers resulting from our 2023 Workshop on Locality in Theory, Processing, and Acquisition; and participate in the intellectual life of the department and the broader community of language researchers at Penn. The University of Pennsylvania is home to a vibrant interdisciplinary community that studies language and meaning across several departments.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics completed before the start date, with a specialization in syntax and/or the syntax-morphology interface and/or the syntax-semantics interface.

Through Interfolio, please submit a research statement, a CV and a writing sample. Please also arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2023. For questions related to this position, please contact Julie Anne Legate, Chair of Linguistics,

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions, thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. For information on the School of Arts and Sciences' inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see:


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