Boston University, Department of Linguistics

Position ID:BU-Linguistics-ASTP [#14064]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Computational
Appl Deadline:2019/10/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/17, finished 2020/04/26, listed until 2019/11/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Boston University Linguistics Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics (for primary appointment in Linguistics, secondary appointment in or affiliation with Computer Science), beginning July 1, 2020; to conduct research, teach courses in Computational Linguistics at introductory and advanced levels and in related areas (Linguistics, Computer Science), and advise at graduate and undergraduate levels. Should have excellent programming skills and experience in computational linguistic research. Experience in application of computational methods to field linguistics or analysis of understudied languages would be a plus. Requirements include PhD in Linguistics (preferred) or Computer Science in hand by start date, with strong background in both fields, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research. For further information: and

Application should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Include 2-page cover letter plus separate statements about research, teaching, and diversity (describing past experience with and/or future plans for contributing to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service), of not more than 2 pages each. Please also upload a CV, documentation of success in teaching (e.g., complete sets of teaching evaluations), and three selected publications. Three reference letters are to be uploaded by recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be complete by October 20, 2019.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman (1877) and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD here (1955). The Linguistics Program is committed to the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan ( for building a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all. Applications from women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor, we are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students, including those from underrepresented groups, in the study of language and are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of the academic community, at BU and beyond, through their research, teaching, and service.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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