Stony Brook University, Department of Linguistics

Position ID:SBU-Department of Linguistics-COMPLING [#14732]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-4376, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics / Computational, Theoretical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, semantics, Phonetics
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01help popup finished (accepting applications 2019/10/01, finished 2020/06/07)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics or related field, an active research program in Computational Linguistics, as well as the ability to teach courses in this and related areas at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University has a strong focus on computational linguistics, in particular its interface with theoretical and experimental linguistics. It offers 4 degree programs in Linguistics (BA, MA, MA Comp Ling, PhD), and is developing an Undergraduate Track in Computational Linguistics. For more information, please visit  

The ideal candidate would be expected to 
(1) maintain an active research program in computational linguistics that addresses concerns in one or more core areas of linguistics, complementing and enhancing the Department's strengths, 

(2) contribute to the ongoing development of the Department's graduate and undergraduate curricula and degree programs, 

(3) initiate new collaborations and expand existing ones with other computational research groups on campus, in particular, those in Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Neurobiology as well as at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), 

(4) strengthen the department’s connections with the local IT industry. 

Anticipated Start Date: Fall, 2020.   

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey. Do not submit this survey to the department with your application. (Completion of this form is voluntary and in no way affects the decision regarding your employment opportunity.)  With questions regarding the survey, please email 

2. Download a State Employment Application form and submit it with your other documents to AJO 

   Alternatively, you may submit your state employment form to the search e-mail address or fax below.

3. Complete the Academic Jobs Online application and submit the following documents:
  • cover letter and CV 
  • three representative articles or other writing samples 
  • research statement (2 pp maximum) 
  • teaching statement (2 pp maximum) 
• State Employment Application form (see link above)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (to be submitted directly) 

 For fullest consideration, submit applications by December 1, 2019. 
Web Address for Applications:  

Contact Information: 
Professor John F. Bailyn 
Chair, Computational Linguistics Search Committee 
Dept. of Linguistics
Stony Brook University 

Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376

Fax: (631) 632-9789


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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Linguistics
S-201 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376

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