Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics

  • University of Utah, Linguistics Department
  • University of Utah Linguistics
  • Oct 21, 2019
Full time   Languages & Literature

Job Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-line position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the time of appointment.

This position involves a specialization in Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing, with an additional specialization in Phonology, Semantics, Syntax, or Second Language Acquisition. The successful candidate will have a background in the fundamentals of Computer Science (including data structures, algorithms, and machine learning). The person hired into this position will be expected to conduct and publish research that makes use of computational methods while also contributing to the literature in one or more core areas of linguistics. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are eager and qualified to conduct collaborative research with other members of our faculty, who will contribute actively to the success of the department’s research and teaching missions, and who will contribute to increasing the diversity of the department’s intellectual life and offerings.

Duties include a sustained research program, the mentorship of graduate and undergraduate student-scholars, a standard teaching load of four courses per year, and departmental and/or university service. The person hired into this position will also help coordinate our new Computational Linguistics Certificate Program and serve as a liaison between our department and our colleagues in the university’s School of Computing. The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with the person’s qualifications. The University of Utah offers a generous benefits package.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the time of appointment.

Application Details

To apply for this position, please submit materials using the following link: 

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted to this site by November 15, 2019.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:


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