Boston University, Department of Linguistics

Position ID:BU-Linguistics-ASTP [#11639]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Linguistics / Phonology
Appl Deadline:2018/10/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/08/14, finished 2019/04/21, listed until 2019/02/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Linguistics at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant 
Professor of Linguistics, with a specialization in Phonology, to begin July 1, 2019. S/he will teach courses in phonetics, phonology, and related areas and advise 
student research at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additional expertise in any of the
 following areas is desirable, but not required: computational approaches to the study of languages;
 linguistic variation; psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics; understudied or underdocumented
 languages. Requirements include a PhD in Linguistics in hand by the start date, a strong 
background in linguistic theory, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research. 
For further information about our academic programs, see

Application materials should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Academic Jobs Online 
at These should include a 2-page cover letter plus
 separate statements about research and teaching, of not more than 2 pages each. Please also 
upload a curriculum vitae, documentation of success in teaching (e.g., student and/or peer teaching
 evaluations), and three selected publications. Three reference letters are to be uploaded by 
recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be complete by October 20, 2018.

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 members of 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 we 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Linguistics
Boston University
621 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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