Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Linguistics and Philosophy

Position ID:MIT-Linguistics and Philosophy-LAP [#26686]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Linguistics / semantics, Syntax
Appl Deadline:2024/01/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/21, listed until 2024/05/21)
Position Description:    

The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA invites applications for a tenure track position in Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2024 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.

The appointment will be made in Semantics and/or Syntax, understood in a fairly broad sense. We equally encourage applicants whose work is focused primarily on semantic and/or syntactic theory and applicants whose work in semantics and/or syntax 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.

Faculty duties include teaching 3 courses/year or equivalent, graduate and undergraduate (semester system), conducting research, and advising students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field by the start of employment.

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 January 5, 2024. 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 (

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including possible verification of any findings of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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