Department of Linguistics, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Linguistics-APCOMP [#11939, WDR-00016521]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Computational Linguistics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Computational
Appl Deadline:2018/11/15** (posted 2018/09/12, listed until 2018/11/20)
Position Description:    

The Department of Linguistics at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computational Linguistics beginning July 1, 2019. A strong research record and research program in Computational Linguistics (including Natural Language Processing and computational methodologies in linguistic theory) is desired. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area or specialization (such as Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, and advanced courses on computational linguistic topics), as well as a course in at least one of the core subfields of linguistics.

The department has a lively undergraduate major and a vibrant Ph.D. program which trains students in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and computational linguistics. Linguistics faculty and graduate students in computational linguistics are part of an active cross-departmental NLP group, with six faculty and about thirty graduate students. Information can be found at and

Qualifications: Ph.D. must be completed by August 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application details: Electronic submission to Academic Jobs Online. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three research papers or dissertation chapters (preferably including sole-authored papers), teaching evaluations if available, and three to five confidential letters of recommendation. To ensure fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2018. 

The Department is searching at the same time for an Assistant Professor with specialization in Experimental Linguistics. Applicants who might be suitable for either position are asked to apply for one of them, while stating in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for both positions.

For more information, contact Mats Rooth (search committee chair) at

The Department of Linguistics, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities and genders. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
203 Morrill Hall
159 Central Avenue
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701

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