Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Linguistics and Philosophy

Position ID:MIT-Linguistics and Philosophy-TTAP [#16583]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States Minor Outlying Islands [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / semantics
Starting Date:2021/07/01
Appl Deadline:2020/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/07/24, finished 2022/05/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be made in the area of Semantics, understood in a fairly broad sense. We equally encourage applicants whose work is focused primarily on semantic theory, and applicants whose work in semantics connects strongly with other areas of linguistics and/or adjacent fields. We also encourage a range of focuses and methodological approaches, including (but by no means limited to), fieldwork on underdocumented languages, experimental studies, computational modeling and focused theoretical work. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field by the start of employment. Faculty responsibilities include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and conducting research in the area of semantics.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, evidence of teaching ability, and contact information for at least three referees. In addition, the application should include a statement outlining the applicant's research interests, previous achievements, and plans, as well as the broader questions that this research promises to engage with.

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2020. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date, but we will consider all applications submitted until the position is filled.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here (

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139