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2018 Teaching-Track Faculty Position in Linguistics

2018 Teaching-Track Faculty Position in Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a part-time teaching faculty position (Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Associate Professor (Teaching), and Adjunct Professor (Teaching)) in Linguistics for the 2018 spring semester.

The duties associated with this position involve teaching an undergraduate linguistics course: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at time of appointment.

Application Materials:
– Cover Letter

– Curriculum Vitae

– Teaching Statement

– Teaching Evaluations (if available)
– Names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic application at the USC application website; follow this link or paste in a browser: . The applicant should upload a single file containing the application materials. Inquiries can be addressed to Rachel Walker at Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017.

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 women, 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


Potsdam post-docs

From Diamandis Gafos
A number of postdoc positions will become available at Universität Potsdam as part of a just funded new institutional grant (whose concept is here:
Interested applicants are welcome to write to the PIs (for speech, Audrey Bürki, Barbara Höhle, Adamantios Gafos).

Phonology position at Goethe University Frankfurt

The Faculty of Modern Languages at the Goethe University Frankfurt welcomes applications for the following full time position:

Professorship (W2, tenure track) in Linguistics/Phonology

The initial tenure track appointment is for six years (§ 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG)). Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W3).

The successful candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in Linguistics/Phonology. Applicants should have an internationally renowned research record in phonology with a particular focus on prosody.

Participation in joint research activities is expected. The successful candidate will teach courses in general linguistics and in German linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in teacher training programs. Since the successful candidate will also be involved in teacher training, experience in transferring linguistic knowledge to the school domain is desirable.

All candidates must have completed his/her Ph.D. and habilitation or must be able to demonstrate an equivalent qualification.

The designated salary for the position is initially based on “W2” on the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe University is committed to increasing the proportion of female scientific staff and therefore encourages women particularly to apply. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: .

Highly qualified academics are invited to submit their applications accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts for all degrees completed, publication list, records of teaching experience, research abroad, and extramural funding) within 4 weeks after the publication of this announcement (deadline 2017-02-02) per E-Mail to Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Dekanin des Fachbereichs Neuere Philologien,


Tenure-track phonology position University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (position no. 83168) in Linguistics, with specialization in phonology, to begin Fall 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in the designated area of specialization; advise graduate students; conduct and publish research in area of specialization; pursue opportunities for external funding; perform related tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Linguistics or related field from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered, but evidence must be provided that all requirements for the degree will be completed by 07/31/2017). Applicants are expected to have experience and expertise in phonological analysis, and evidence of an active research program. Evidence of successful teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate linguistics courses is required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Desirable qualifications include expertise in experimentation, computational methods, or quantitative methods, or a language or languages of Asia or the Pacific (especially Austronesian languages). We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests enhance and complement the strengths of the department. We seek someone who can excel in teaching, training, and supervision of graduate students and who can interact well with faculty in our department and in other departments.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Send a letter of application, CV, copies of key relevant publications, teaching and research statements, names and contact information for three referees by email to with “Assistant Professor-Phonology” in the subject line. Although electronic submissions are preferred, hard copy applications are acceptable. Priority will be given to those applications electronically received by or postmarked by December 2, 2016.

Address to: Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA. Applications that do not include all required documents shall be considered incomplete, and will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE: Continuous recruitment: Evaluation of applications and supporting materials will begin as applications are received and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 2, 2016 will be given priority.

INQUIRIES: Same address as application (

Phone: 808-956-8602.

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. UH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Assistant Professor in Phonology (Tenure-Track), Georgetown University

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a specialization in Phonology.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory courses in general linguistics, phonology and morphology, as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization.  We seek applicants with research interests in morphophonology, and in formal and computational models.  Applicants with research interests in language acquisition or language documentation are also encouraged to apply.

The appointment will start on August 1, 2017. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by the time of the appointment.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Applications should be received by November 30 for full consideration. Dossiers should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one to three representative publications, and names (with contact information) of three references.

Complete application materials must be submitted via email to: Mr. Conor Sinclair, Please send application materials as PDF files in a zipped folder with the applicant’s name.  The words Phonology Search and the applicant’s name should appear in the subject line.  Applications should be addressed to: Phonology Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1437 37th Street NW, Box 571051, Washington, DC 20057-1051, USA. Inquiries about the search can be sent to Prof. Elizabeth Zsiga. (


PhD Scholarships at University of Canterbury

E-mail from Kevin Watson to MFM list

PhD Scholarships

Department of Linguistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Deadline: 15th October 2016

We are pleased to announce the availability of University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarships, which are tenable in the University of Canterbury Department of Linguistics in Christchurch, New Zealand. Staff in Linguistics at UC have expertise in phonetics & phonology, syntax, sociophonetics & language variation and change, as well as other areas (see below). The Linguistics Department is part of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB), and as such, presents substantial opportunities for multi-disciplinary research (see NZILBB also houses a variety of state-of-the-art equipment, including Ultrasound, Electromagnetic Articulography, EEG, and 3D motion tracking. We also have several large corpora, including the ONZE corpus (Origins of New Zealand English), the QuakeBox corpus, and the OLIVE corpus (Origins of Liverpool English). Any of these resources would be available to the successful candidate(s) for PhD research.


UC Scholarships provide NZ$21,000/year for three years, plus cover the university fees. There are no restrictions on regional origin of the applicants. The application deadline is October 15th (NZ time).


The PhD at the University of Canterbury is by thesis only, and interested candidates should, in the first instance, make contact with a potential supervisor in the Linguistics Department to discuss their research ideas. The currently available supervisors in the Linguistics Department are: Lynn Clark, Jen Hay, Beth Hume, Heidi Quinn and Kevin Watson.


  • Lynn Clark – language variation & change, sociophonetics, usage-based models of language
  • Donald Derrick – speech production and perception, articulatory phonetics, including ultrasound
  • Jen Hay – sociophonetics, laboratory phonology, morphology, lexical representation, NZ English
  • Beth Hume – phonology, phonetics/phonology interface, language variation, language change
  • Heidi Quinn – syntax, languages of the Pacific
  • Kevin Watson – sociophonetics, sociolinguistics, varieties of English


Faculty contact details are available here:


Following discussion with a potential supervisors, applicants should apply both for admission to the University of Canterbury PhD programme, and for the scholarship. Both applications must be made before the scholarship deadline. Applications are processed via MyUC, the University of Canterbury’s online portal. After registering with the system, applicants can apply for UC programmes and are guided through the process online. MyUC can be found here:


For further information about the scholarship:


If you have questions, contact: Kevin Watson


Computational Linguistics position at UCSD

The Department of Linguistics (http://ling.ucsd.eduwithin the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computational Linguistics at the level of Assistant or (tenured) Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. The Department of Linguistics is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who engage in the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Qualifications: The department invites applications from specialists in Computational Linguistics who have a demonstrated interest in natural language and its structure.  Candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics or a related field by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2017. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of research productivity, undergraduate and graduate teaching ability, and extramural funding potential.  Candidates who apply at the Associate level should demonstrate a research, teaching, and service record commensurate with that of a tenured Associate Professor, and provide teaching evaluations and evidence of successful mentorship.  Candidates are encouraged to highlight how their research complements existing research on language at UC San Diego. Candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by the University of California will be required to verify identity and authorization to work in the United States.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by November 1, 2016.  Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

Applications at the Assistant level should be submitted to the UC San Diego on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at:

Applications at the Associate level should be submitted to the UC San Diego on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at:

Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and two representative publications.  Teaching statements at the Associate level should include teaching evaluations and evidence of successful mentorship.  A separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is also required. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see andhttp://diversity.ucsd.eduCandidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the on-line application system.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Phd position in Theoretical Linguistics, Tromsø

One fully funded Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD position) in Theoretical Linguistics is available at the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the research group CASTL-FISH (Center for the Advanced Study of Theoretical Linguistics — Formal Investigations into Structure and Hierarchy).
Application date: 1 October
For more information see:

Phonology job ad at York University, Toronto

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Linguistics

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2017

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics, a strong research record and publications, and demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching.  We are seeking a candidate whose primary expertise is in the area of Phonetics-Phonology.  In addition to teaching a range of courses in Phonetics and theoretical Phonology, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the specialized stream in Human Communication Sciences currently under development by the Linguistics Program.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Graduate Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, be capable of supervising graduate students, and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Pedagogical innovation in areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work and copies of student teaching evaluations.  Applicants should arrange to have three signed letters of recommendation sent to Professor Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Ross Building, S561, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Electronic or hard copy applications will be accepted.

Email: – (Subject line: “Linguistics Tenure-Track Position”)

Emailed submissions should be in one PDF.

For further information, please contact Professor Gabriela Alboiu (, Undergraduate Program Director, Linguistics.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Posting End Date:  November 15, 2016


Computational phonology position at NYU


Department of Linguistics
Graduate School of Arts and Science
New York University

The Department of Linguistics at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level in computational phonology, beginning September 1, 2017 (pending administrative and budgetary approval). Applicants should have a strong research record and a demonstrated ability to teach. We seek outstanding scholars who employ computational methods in investigating phonological questions, phonological learning, and/or the psycholinguistics of speech processing or perception. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervising student research. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2016.

Applicants should submit an application including a description of their research program; a teaching statement; curriculum vitae; names of three referees; and work samples. Linguists who work on endangered languages and/or under-researched languages are encouraged to apply. Letters of recommendation: Once an application has been completed using the on-line system, an automatically-generated email will be sent to each person named as a recommendation letter writer explaining how to upload their recommendation letters privately and securely. An application is “complete” as soon as all required documents have been uploaded and the required number of referees have been identified. Note that files can still be updated even after an application is complete. To apply, see the NYU Department of Linguistics web site at and Instructions for electronic submission of documents can be found under the link ‘Employment’. Departmental contact: Professor Lisa Davidson ( ).

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read .

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