Boston University, Department of Linguistics

Position ID:BU-Linguistics-VASTP [#21343]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Linguistics / phonetics and phonology
Appl Deadline:2022/04/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/03/08, finished 2022/10/08, listed until 2022/09/07)
Position Description:    

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

Boston University Department of Linguistics invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics with a specialization in phonetics and phonology, for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester. 

Requirements include a PhD (in hand by time of appointment), strong background in linguistic theory, demonstrated teaching ability, and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. Ability to teach Linguistic Field Methods is a strong plus. 

 Application materials should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Academic Jobs Online at These should include a cover letter, plus separate statements about research, teaching, and diversity/outreach activity, of not more than 2 pages each. Please also upload a curriculum vitae, documentation of success in teaching (e.g., complete sets of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), and a selected sample of scholarly writing. Three reference letters are to be uploaded by recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be complete by Friday, April 1, 2022. 

 For further information about the program, see Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Barnes, chair of the search committee: 

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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BU Linguistics
621 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA 02215