Carnegie Mellon University, The Department of Modern Languages

Position ID:Carnegie Mellon University-The Department of Modern Languages-SLA [#26114]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15289, United States
Subject Area: Linguistics / Second Language Teaching and Acquisition
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/06, listed until 2024/04/06)
Position Description:    

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The Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Modern Languages, is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition, beginning in Fall 2024. Areas of specialization in need include quantitative methods, corpus or computational linguistics, L2 literacy development, and cognitive aspects of language learning. A PhD in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Psychology or related field is required. ABD will be considered. Of particular interest are candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the linguistic and cultural worlds of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. Research on English as a second/foreign language speech and writing is also of interest. Our faculty are known for interdisciplinary collaborations and innovation. The ideal candidate can bridge language learning with other disciplines in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, and connect with the Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room. The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD students, teach in the PhD and MA programs, as well as the undergraduate Applied Multilingual Studies BA program, and a language studies program, if applicable. Teaching load is 2 + 2. Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. We seek to meet the needs of dual-career couples. CMU is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches. Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about life in Pittsburgh and becoming part of a welcoming institution that inspires innovations.


PhD in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Psychology or related field. ABD considered.

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