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Linguistics 2015-2016 Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

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Last year's page Linguistics 2014-2015

See Also: Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016, TESOL / Applied Linguistics 2015-16 and English Literature 2015-2016

NEW PAGE: Linguistics 2016-2017

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Visitor Type:

  • ABD, not defending soon: 2
  • ABD, defending within 4-6 months: 3
  • ABD, I have a date set for my defense: 5
  • ABD, no defense at my U: 1
  • Depends on job hunt when I file:2
  • Ph.D. in hand, no job currently: 3
  • Ph.D in hand, not currently in an academic position: 1
  • Visiting Professor, Lecturer (North American meaning), Adjunct, other fixed-term position, or postdoc: 26
  • Assistant Professor: 5
  • Associate Professor: 1
  • Professor:
  • Member of a Search Committee:
  • Postdoc: 2
  • Other faculty: 
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  • Historical Linguistics: 2
  • Theoretical Linguistics:
  • Syntax: 3
  • Morphology: 2
  • Phonology: 7
  • Phonetics: 5
  • Sociolinguistics: 5
  • Sociophonetics: 2
  • Sociophonology: 1
  • Discourse Analysis: 1
  • Psycholinguistics: 6
  • Language Acquisition: 4
  • Second Language Acquisition: 9
  • Semantics and Pragmatics: 3
  • Documentary/Descriptive: 2
  • Cognitive Linguistics: 1
  • Text/Corpus Linguistics: 1
  • Computational Linguistics: 2
  • Applied linguistics: 4
  • Other:

How many applications have you sent out this year?:

  • 0: 5
  • 1-10: 21
  • 10-20: 11
  • 21-30: 5
  • 31-40:
  • 41 and above:


Northern Arizona University, SLA Position: Offer accepted. (12/18)

Florida Atlantic University: offer has been made and accepted (1/23)

Penn State University Park: Rejected finalists were called and told that an offer was made/accepted (2/5)

West Chester University: offer has been made and accepted (3/11)

Northwestern: Two hires made and accepted, announced on program website (Annette D'Onofrio and Jennifer Cole).

NYU (Linguistics + Data Science position): offer has been made and accepted (3/17) [Note: This search hasn't been synchronized with their other two searches.]

Syracuse University: offer has been made and accepted (3/19)

University of New Hampshire, Department of English: Offer has been made and accepted (3/24).

University of Texas at Arlington-Offer has been made and accepted (4/6).

Witchita State University--Offer has been made and accepted (4/24).

UCLA (Computational linguistics) - news of accepted offer posted 4/5 here:

CUNY (Staten Island) - looks like a USC grad has accepted the offer (4/26):

Campus InterviewsEdit

  • Johns Hopkins University (Psycholinguistics): Invitation received 12/2
  • Northern Arizona University (visits complete for SLA position 12/8)
  • Princeton: Invitation received 12/4 x 2
  • Is this under the correct heading? Did Princeton already do Skype interviews? 
  • They went straight to shortlist.
  • University of California Santa Barbara: Invitation received 11/30
    • anybody else?
  • USC: Invitation received 1/20
  • UCSD: Invitation received 1/22
  • University of Toronto (Syntax): Invitation received 11/25
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Campus interviews underway (as posted on Psychology Department event website):
  • Rutgers (Phonology): Invitation received 12/18, 12/22
    • Anyone else? Is it safe to assume that they've already contacted people on the short list?
  • ​University of Toronto (Phonology/Phonetics) - Invitation received 12/21 (x2)
  • University of Toronto Scarborough (Psycholinguistics) - Invitation received 12/22
  • UC Irvine -- Invitation received 12/23 (x2)
  • West Chester University -- Invitation received 12/23 (x2)
  • Pomona College -- Invitation received 1/7
  • Penn State (applied linguistics) -- Invitation received 12/7 3 finalists got a campus visit. These will be concluded by the end of January.
  • Georgetown (computational linguistics) -- Invitation received 1/17 for visit in early February (x2)
  • Rochester (data science, department TBD) -- Invitation received 1/18 for visit between late January and early April, no previous Skype/LSA interview
  • Fordham -- invitation received 1/6 for late Jan. visit ---> what is/are your language/s?
  • University of York -- Invitation received 18 January for interview on 9 February
  • University of New Hampshire-- Invitation recieved 1/20
  • Syracuse University - Invitation received 1/27
  • Northwestern University - Invitation received 1/27
  • NYU - Invitation received for Linguistics + Center for Data Science joint position 1/28
  • NYU - Linguistics + Acquisition 1/28
  • UCLA - invitation received 1/29. Last campus visit on 2/22 (scheduled talks, now with candidate names:
  • University of Texas at Arlington: Campus visit invitation (2/19)
  • Yale (junior search): invitation received 2/2 (x2)
    • Some job talks posted here.
  • NYU - Variationist 1/28
  • University of Calgary -- invitation received 2/23 (x2)

LSA InterviewsEdit

  • Oakland University (12/18) (x8)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (12/2)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (12/7) (x4)
  • Wayne State: LSA interview request (11/23) (x3)

Phone / Skype InterviewsEdit

  • Florida Atlantic University - 11/30 (x2)
  • Fordham - Skype interview request (11/30)
  • Georgetown (Computational Linguistics) - Skype interview request (+ request for references) (12/15) (x4)
  • McGill long-list interview request (x4) Nov 30, Dec 2
  • New York University (L1) - 11/24
  • New York University (Variationist) - 11/25, 12/9
  • New York University (Linguistic Data Science) - 12/22
    • following Skype interview, listed as alternate for campus visit - 1/28
  • New York University (Computational Phonology) - 4/13
  • Northwestern - 1/5 [Question: What Is Your Area of Focus? [Answer: psycho/comp ling] ] (x2)
  • Penn State Dec 8 (x2)
  • Was this for general linguistics or for applied linguistics? -- general, with secondary affiliation in a lg department
  • does this include the 3-year position as well or only the tenure-track one?
  • Pomona College - 11/27 (x3)
  • Rochester (computational linguistics) 1/16
  • Rutgers (Phonology) long-list skype interview -- 12/6 (x5)
  • Syracuse University - skype interview request 1/6
  • UC Davis - Skype interview request (11/14). (x3)
  • UCLA (Computational linguistics) - skype interview request 1/16
  • UCSC - 12/1
  • UCSD - Skype interview request 1/10
  • University of Delaware - 11/23
  • University of Hawaii - Skype interview request (12/15)
  • University of Idaho - 12/11
  • University of New Hampshire - Skype interview request (12/15) (x2)
  • University of Southern California - Skype interview request (12/22) (x2)
  • University of Texas at Arlington--Skype Interview Request (2/10) (x2)
  • West Chester - 12/9 (x2)
  • Yale - 12/11 (+ LSA)
  • University of Arizona (Pscholing., Language Acquisition) - Skype interview request (1/4) (x2)
  • University of Pittsburgh - Skype interview request (declined) (1/23)
  • CUNY Staten Island - Skype interview request 1/2

Tenure-Track JobsEdit

Brown University (Deadline: December 1, 2015)Edit

  • Has anyone heard from Brown? (x3)
    • As of January 22nd: Nope
    • Phone interview request received 1/21
    • Campus interview request received 1/22
  • Rejection received 3/4
  • I heard that they didn't hire anyone, instead are making a temporary appt.

California State University - Long Beach (Deadline: November 6, 2015)Edit

  • Field: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Department: Department of Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Position Opening - Assistant Professor of Linguistics (TESOL)
  • URL:

California State University - Long Beach (Deadline: Until filled) Edit

  • Field(s): American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-track assistant professor
  • Notes:
    • Applications are still being accepted (1/29/16)

CUNY - College of Staten Island (Deadline: Jan 20, 2016) Edit

  • Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Speech Science.
  • Rank: Tenure-track assistant professor
  • Notes:
    • Any news here? (2/1)
    • Skype interviews were held 2/4-2/5
    • Offer made and pending (3/9)

Ecole normale superieure (Deadline: May 31, 2016)Edit

  • Desired specializations are likely to include formal theoretical linguistics and/or experimental linguistics; an ability to teach graduate-level syntax might be helpful.
  • They have not decided if they are hiring junior or senior position (12/01).

Florida Atlantic University (Deadline: November 27, 2015)Edit

  • Expertise in a sub-field such as corpus linguistics and/or computational skills highly desirable.
  • Skype interview request 11/30 x2
  • When did campus interviews take place?

Fordham University (Review Begins October 30, 2015)Edit

  • Field: Linguistics
  • Department: Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Position - Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Candidates whose research touches upon issues of race and ethnicity or the role of linguistics in the cognitive sciences are particularly encouraged to apply</span>
  • near-native fluency in at least one and preferably two of the languages offered (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish) is required
  • strong preparation in foreign language pedagogy/bilingual education
  • Skype interview request (11/30)
  • Campus visits are underway, 3 candidates from late Jan through early Feb.

Georgetown University (Review begins October 31, 2015)Edit

  • Field: Applied Linguistics
  • Department: Department of Linguistics
  • Rank: tenure-track position, assistant or recently-promoted associate professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
    • Skype interview request (+ request for references) (12/15) (x3)
    • are these Skype interviews definitely for the Applied linguistics post, or the comp ling post (as above under 'phone/Skype interviews')?
    • Mine was for the comp ling one (pretty sure I was the one who added this bullet)...
    • ...and also, the applied ling job asked for references sent in along with the app, whereas apparently the compling job only later requested long-lists' refs
    • that's true, references were requested from the outset with the applied linguistics one. So, has anyone heard anything from the applied linguistics one yet?
    • I have not (12/15) (x3)
    • Any news? (2/24)
    • Campus interviews are probably long over—they were underway as of Jan. 15. See the TESOL page's entry, Georgetown University (Deadline: 10/15) (added 2/24)
    • GU just sent out a message officially introducing their new applied linguistics professor - so it's a done deal (3/14)   . 

McGill University (Deadline: November 6, 2015)Edit

  • long-list interview request (x3) Nov 30, Dec 2
  • I heard that the committee has already met to pick the shortlist. Does anyone know if the people on the shortlist have been notified?
  • long-list rejection received Dec 20

Minnesota State University Mankato (Review begins December 28, 2015)Edit

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Review begins: Dec. 21) Edit

  • Position reference number (00065388)
  • 2/2 load teaching load
  • NOTES:

New York University (Deadline: Review begins November 9, 2015)Edit

  • Department of Linguistics 
  • Fields: 1) First language acquisition - Whose research addresses issues related to first language acquisition 2) Variationist sociolinguistics - Whose research addresses language use and language diversity from a variationist perspective.
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Asst. Professors
  • URL: Chronicle
  • NOTES:
  • There are two positions.
  • Request for Skype interview for acquisition position (11/24) x2 
  • Request for Skype interview for variationist position (11/25) x3
  • Campus invitation for Data Science position (1/28)
  • Campus invitation for Acquisition (1/28)
  • Rejection email for variationist (02/05) (x3)
  • Hire made: (4/12)

Northeastern University (Deadline: Review begins November 15th, 2015)Edit

  • Psychology Department
  • Fields: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics 
  • Rank: Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Full Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Does anybody have any news? (x2)

Northern Arizona University (Review begins October 14, 2015)Edit

  • Department of English, Program in Applied Linguistics
  • Fields: Corpus and Second Language Acquisition (2 separate positions)
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Rejection letter received by mail(x4)
  • Campus visits for the SLA position have been completed. Corpus about to. (12/8)
  • SLA position: Offer accepted (12/18)

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Review begins November 1, 2015)Edit

  • English Department
  • Field: Applied Linguistics and/or TESOL
  • Rank: Tenure-track Asst./Assoc. Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:

Northwestern University (Deadline: December 1, 2015)Edit

Oakland University (MI) - (Deadline: December 10, 2015)Edit

  • Department: Linguistics
  • Candidates should have a primary research and teaching specialization in syntax, but preference will be given to candidates with additional interests in other areas of linguistics as well, especially sociolinguistics and/or anthropological linguistics.
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor of Linguistics with a specialization in syntax.
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Although the ad asks for submission of 'publications', submitted work and other manuscripts are welcome as well. Contact the search chair if you have any questions. - member of the search committee
  • Has anyone heard anything after LSA interview?
    • Nothing here x3 (1/28)
    • Search committee chair here! We have not contacted anyone about the shortlist yet. We are still working through the administrative process, which is unfortunately slow. If any applicants have questions about our timeline and other positions/offers, please email me. I just can't give any details of who is shortlisted because our list is not yet approved by all of the relevant offices and may still change. Thank you all for your patience - I have been there many times and know how difficult the wait can be! -Lisa Levinson
    • We have now invited an initial shortlist, but may be able to invite additional candidates at a later date. 2/5/16, Lisa Levinson (search chair)
    • Offer made and accepted (30 March)

Pennsylvania State University-University Park (Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Department of Applied Linguistics
  • Field: Applied Linguistics: "Academic concentration open, but applicants with specialization in usage-based, social-based, or corpus-based approaches to second language acquisition and use are especially welcome. Preference given to applicants whose research (also) includes focus on languages other than English."
  • Rank: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor; Associate Director of the Center for Language Acquisition
  • URL: Interfolio;
  • NOTES:
  • Letters requested (11/5)
  • Campus visit invitation (12/7)
  • Notified that an offer was made and accepted (2/5)

Pomona College (Deadline: 9 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
  • Field: any subfield of linguistics, seeking applicants using experimental or computational methodologies
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Request for Skype interview & writing samples (11/27/15)
  • Request for campus visit received (1/7/16)
  • A hire has been made (2/23/16)
  • ^^who?  (2/26/16)

Princeton University - 2 TT Positions (Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Program in Linguistics
  • Field(s): All fields of linguistics, though special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in syntax or phonology
  • Rank: Two tenure-track Assistant Professors, beginning in the academic year 2016-17
  • URL: InsideHigherEd_Careers
  • NOTES:

Queen Mary University of London (Deadline: December 15, 2015)Edit

Queen Mary University of London (Deadline: December 15, 2015)Edit

  • School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
  • Field: Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics
  • Rank: Lecturer (corresponding to Assistant Professor in North America)
  • NOTES:
    • Any news? Seems candidates have been invited for the position in formal semantics but not yet for this one (1/22)
    • I've had no news yet for this one (1/23)
    • Rejection letter received (2/4) (x2)

Rutgers (Deadline: November 1, 2015)Edit

  • Linguistics Department
  • Field: Linguistics with specialization in Phonology
  • Tenure Track Asst. Professor
  • NOTES:

Swarthmore College (Deadline: December 15, 2015)Edit

  • Linguistics Dept.
  • Field: phonology, morphology, or syntax, with a demonstrated interest in computational linguistics or sociolinguistics
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • A similar position has been posted as 'VAS' position ("Note that Swarthmore Linguistics is also inviting applications for a tenure-track position. If you wish to be considered for both positions, please apply for the three-year visiting position but indicate in your letter of application that you also wish to apply for the tenure-track position (job listing #5861)" HERE
  • Skype interview request (1/13)
  • Any word on campus visits or if the positions have been filled?
  • I know of people invited for a campus visit. 
  • Rejection email (5/2)

Syracuse (Deadline: December 7, 2015)Edit

  • LInguistics Program
  • Field: Phonology primary; Secondary - Acquisition, computational, experimental, phonology-morphology interface
  • Tenure track Asst. Professor
  • NOTES:
  • Request for letters of recommendation (as relayed by referees) 12/3, 12/4 (x4), 12/8, 12/10
  • Request for Skype interview 1/6 (x4)
  • Any more news?
  • Campus visit invitation 1/27
    • Anybody else? 

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (Deadline: October 12, 2015)Edit

  •  Department of English
  • Field: Seeking candidates with specialization in at least two of the following areas: second language acquisition, TESOL methods, and assessment.
  • Rank: Tenure-line Assistant Professor (Applied Linguistics)
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • The strongest candidates will have experience teaching applied linguistics courses at the university level and working with language learners.
  • rejetion email received (11/13)
  • As a member of the search committee for this position, it has just come to our attention that our HR department here at TAMUCC sent a rather terse email to those not hired for this position very soon after the process moved from one stage to next stage. We are simply writing to apologize for the tone and timing of those auto-generated emails. We received many excellent applications and have tremendous respect for you all as colleagues within the profession. We had difficult decisions to make in determining the final candidate and the right fit for this position and the email that you received did not appropriately convey the respect that we have for you all. We wish you all the best in your job searches and hope that you accept our apologies for what we deem to be a rejection letter that is inconsistent with our appreciation for your application.

University of Alabama (Deadline: December 15, 2015)Edit

  • Additional expertise in at least one of the languages taught in the department and native or near-native competency in that language.

Any news to report anyone?

  • I haven't heard anything as of January 15. (x2 - as of 1/17)
  • Anyone heard anything yet?
  • Still nothing January 29.
  • invited to on-campus interview Jan 28 Q: Did they call you or email you? -> both.
  • Campus visit completed but haven't heard since.

University of Alabama (Deadline: October 15, 2015)Edit

University of Arizona (Deadline: December 1, 2015)Edit

  • Department of East Asian Studies
  • Field: Second Language Acquisition/ Digital Humanities/ Socio-linguisitics in Chinese or Korean
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor to Associate Professor 
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Research agenda focusing on telecollaboration, intercultural/cultural (mis)communication, social media/digital culture, digital literacy (or multiliteracies), technology enhanced language learning, digital humanities, or other areas in which digital intercultural communication in Chinese or Korean occurs.
  • PhD in Chinese or Korean linguistics or a related field (e.g., technology studies, history of science, anthropology/sociology, communications, or education).

University of Arizona (Deadline: December 1, 2015)Edit

    • Skype interview request 1/4 (x2)
    • Campus interview invitation (1/21)

University of Calgary (CAN) - Deadline: February 1, 2016Edit

  • Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
  • Field: Theoretical phonology
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
    • Heard that an offer has been made (5/10)

University of California, Davis (Deadline: October 18, 2015)Edit

  • Possible areas of specialization include corpus linguistics, computational simulation of language development and change, probabilistic or deterministic modeling of grammatical knowledge, or information retrieval and data mining.
  • Skype interview request (11/14). (x3)
  • Any news of whether they've made campus visit invitations yet?
  •     I haven't heard anything after the Skype interview.
    • Last time I heard any rumors about this (mid-January), they hadn't made invitations yet
    • Some campus visits have definitely been scheduled already, though I do not know if all of them were, and if the short list was finalized.
  • Offer made and accepted (4/7).

University of California, Santa Barbara (Deadline: November 6, 2015)Edit

  • Field: Phonetics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Asst. Professor (Tenure stream)
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
    • Has anyone heard anything about this positions yet? (12/17)
    • Yes, they have already done skype interviews and campus invites (12/19)
    • Rec'd formal (and kind) "We are not able to offer the position" letter (1/22)

University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline: November 16, 2015)Edit

University of Colorado at Boulder (Deadline: December 1, 2015)Edit

  • MLA/SLA interview request (12/7) x2
  • Candidate must have a record or promise of an active research agenda in one or more key areas of applied linguistics, such as second/heritage language acquisition, language ideology, or language contact and bilingualism. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish, the ability to direct Ph.D. dissertations and Masters Theses or exams, as well as teach undergraduate courses on heritage languages.
  • Has anybody heard from them since LSA?
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled (1/29)

University of Delaware (Deadline: 18 Oct. 2015)Edit

  • Field: Psycholinguistics or Neurolinguistics: focus on language disorders and/or first language acquisition
  • Department: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
  • Rank: tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Skype interview request 11/23 (x2)
  • Any news regarding campus interviews? 12/23 (x2)
  • Campus interview invitation 12/26

University of Hong Kong (Deadline: January 10, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Language Documentation and Syntactic Analysis
  • Department: Department of Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Has anyone heard anything about this position? x2
    • I heard that they had not made a decision yet back on Feb 10th. Anyone else?

University of New Hampshire (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Field(s): Applicants may have research interest in any area of linguistic theory and/or sociolinguistics, but must have the ability to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in phonology, syntax, and field methods, as well as lower-division general linguistics courses.
  • Department: English
  • Rank: Full-time benefits-eligible tenure track Assistant Professor of Linguistics to begin August 2016
  • NOTES:
  • email confirming receipt of materials/completed application 11/17 - noted that selection will begin after 12/1 (x9).
  • Rejection 1/7/16 (x3).
  • Skype interview request 12/15/15
  • Anyone heard anything after the Skype interview?
    • No, but they did indicate at the end of the Skype interview that they hoped to have a short list by the end of this week (i.e. 1/22)
    • Campus Interview request recieved 1/20
    • Rejection post-skype interview 1/25          

University of Pittsburgh (Review begins: Nov. 13)Edit

  • NOTES:
  • Any news? A: Yes. They have contacted people for "an informal chat" at the LSA conference, which is quite an offputting move. 
  • Was that an interview?  Based on the email, it was not an interview.
  • Well, that's exactly the thing. Everything is an interview, so of course that was an interview, but it's a wonderful non-committal way for them to conduct interviews while not conducting interviews. I don't like this type of behaviour one bit. (Disclosure: I'm off the job market, so just venting with no vested interest.)
  • Request for Skype interview (1/22). I was not at LSA.
  • Skype interview request (declined) (1/23)

University of South Carolina (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Field: English Linguistics: Second-Language Writing Theory and Pedagogy
  • Department: English
  • Rank: tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Has anyone heard anything about progress of search?

University of Texas at Arlington (Deadline: January 19, 2016)Edit

  • Field Sociophonology or Sociophonetics
  • Department: Linguistics & TESOL
  • Rank: Asst. Professor (Tenure stream)
  • URL:UTA Application page
  • NOTES: Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach and supervise work in Phonetics, Phonology, and Sociolinguistics, and interest in GIS work on language variation and change. Please indicate in your cover letter if you will be presenting at the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
    • LSA interview request (1/29)
      • LSA was Jan 7-10. How can they have an LSA interview on 1/29?
        • That's a very good question, particularly since their deadline wasn't until a week after LSA ended...
    • Skype Interview Request (2/10)
    • Campus Visit Invitation (2/19)

University of Toronto (Deadline: October 15, 2015)Edit

  • Theoretical syntax, preferably with a secondary interest in fieldwork on an understudied language, corpora, or experimental work
  • Received rejection e-mail (Nov. 26th) 
  • I have it on rather good authority that there is a preferred candidate for this search. (i.e. it is person X's job to lose) and for anyone tempted to censor or remove this: if I was a candidate for a search that was wholly or partially predetermined, I'd want to know
    • For the benefit of those perhaps directly involved, is it the general belief that X is someone already part of the department in a non-permanent capacity?
    • Unless op is on the search committee, I'm confident I have it on better authority that this search is not predetermined. The fact that the short list has four names, rather than UofT's usual three, suggests a real competition. I doubt the dean would allow an even partially predetermined search to have a four person shortlist. If history is any kind of blueprint for the future, go have a look at this page from 2012-2013. Someone made a similar suggestion of an inside candidate for the phonology position in this department and that person was not offered the position.
    • There are two internal candidates for this position, not one. 

University of Toronto, Mississauga (Deadline: October 21, 2015)Edit

  • Field: Phonology and/or phonetics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Asst. Professor (Tenure stream)
  • URL: Inside Higher Ed
  • NOTES:
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • No, but several hits from that area on over the past three days, so maybe some news soon (x3).
  • Campus visit invitation received via phone (12/21) (x2)
  • Rejection letter recieved via email (12/22) (x4)

University of York (Deadline 9 January, 2016)Edit

Washington University in St. Louis (Deadline: September 15, 2015)Edit

  • All areas of specialization in Psycholinguistics and Linguistics will be considered. However, we are especially interested in candidates with a strong empirical research program that can bridge the two fields.
  • Rejection letter received yesterday by email (x7)
  • Campus interviews underway (as posted on Psychology Department event website): Candidates appear to be Judith Degen, Darren Tanner, Matthew Hall,  Kristin Van Engen (a post-doc there).

Wayne State University (Deadline: November 1, 2015)Edit

  • "A second specialization is highly desirable"
  • LSA interview request 11/23 (x2)
  • Post-LSA rejection, 1/21.  3 finalists have been invited to campus.

West Chester University (Deadline: 20 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Field: General Linguistics (with several areas of preferred specialization)
  • Department: English Department (contribution to Linguistics, Languages and Cultures and TESOL programs)
  • Rank: tenure-track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Skype interview invitations send out (12/8)
  • Campus interview invitations sent out (12/23)
  • Any update since the campus interviews? (2/26)
    • No news here (3/1)
    • No news here either (3/1)
    • Was told by the search chair that "The committee is hoping to be able to contact candidates early next week." (3/2)
    • Offer has been made and accepted (3/11)

Wichita State University (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015)Edit

  • Field(s): Structure of English and general linguistics, and any other subdiscipline of linguistics or a language-related subject
  • Department: Department of English
  • Rank: tenure track assistant professorship in English and Linguistics
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
    • Received an email that the department will be continuing with the next phase of the screening process "in the next couple of weeks." -Jan 11 (x4)
    • Did the department actually contact anyone for a phone interview? (Feb 1)
      • Haven't heard anything since the email (2/1) (x2)
    • Invitation for videoconference interview (2/9) (x2)
      • Anyone heard anything since the interviews? (3/2)
      • Nothing yet, but after the mess they made of scheduling the first round of interviews, I'm not surprised. (3/2)
      • Campus visit (2/26)
    • Hire made: (5/2)

Yale University (Deadline: November 15, 2015)Edit

  • Field: "area of specialization is open..., but we are particularly interested in candidates in phonetics/experimental phonology and semantics/pragmatics."
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (not tenured)
  • URL:
  • NOTES:
  • Rejection via email (Dec. 11) (x5)
  • Skype + LSA interview request (Dec. 11)
  • Has anyone been contacted about a time for the LSA interview?
  • There's also a full professor job ad with the same disjunctive specialization. Does anyone know if these are two different jobs, or one opening at multiple possible levels?
  • Answer: This is Bob Frank, department chair in Linguistics at Yale.  These ads are for two different positions.  Note also that while the ad for the senior position is disjunctive between phonetics/experimental phonology and semantics/pragmatics, the junior ad explicitly welcomes applications from candiates in other areas of specialization. 
  • Thank you, Bob. A question... If a candidate applies at the Associate (non-tenured) level, how long would the position last? Would it be a temporary position? Would the candidate be eligible to apply for tenure down the road?
  • A (from Bob again): this is most definitely NOT a temporary position, but rather a tenure track position, and we would certainly expect the candidate to come up for tenure. Yale has a tenure track system, though the tenure review takes place at a later point than at many other institutions. Specifically, tenure review usually takes place in the 8th year after initial appointment as Assistant Professor (there is an earlier promotion process to untenured Associate, which often takes place in the 5th year of the appointment, but can happen earlier).  For someone appointed directly as untenured Associate, there is a maximum (though most definitely not a minimum) of 7 years in that rank, which means that the promotion process would take place in the 6th year at the latest (modulo medical leaves and the like).  
  • Rejection email received -- 12/11/2015
  • Notified I didn't make the short list for junior position -- 2/3/2016
  • Search concluded: an offer has been made and all candidates were notified. -- 4/29/2016

Yale University (Deadline: open until filled)Edit

  • rejection email received 12/11

Youngstown State University (Deadline: open until filled) ***This position is cross-listed with Spanish.Edit

  • Fields: Spanish Language/Linguistics and Applied Linguistics/TESOL
  • Departments: Cross-Appointed Position in Spanish and English
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Arizona State University (Deadline: Feb. 4, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): MULTIPLE. This job is not specific to linguistics. PhD can be in anything, and YOU propose the courses.
  • Department: (if not Linguistics)
  • Rank: Barrett Honors Faculty Fellow, i.e.,non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers
  • URL:
  • Notes:

Boise State University (Review of applications begins Sept. 11, LinguistList deadline: Sept. 18)Edit

  • This a full-time teaching position with no research responsibilities. Teaching load is 4/4.
"Contracts are renewed yearly based on performance evaluations."
Only MA required
Rejection letter received (12/05)

Boise State University (Review of applications begins Sept. 11, LinguistList deadline: Sept. 18)Edit

  • One semester position, replacing faculty member on sabatical. Teaching load is 4 courses, including intro classes and phonetics/phonology. Must have Ph.D. by January 2016.

Boston College, Post-Doc (Review of applications begins Nov. 9)Edit

  • Although this is a psychology position, the PI is particularly interested in researchers with a strong background in linguistics, especially in syntax and semantics.

College of William & Mary, LecturerEdit

  • The ad says 3 years, but its really a continuing position

Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2016)Edit

Michigan State UniversityEdit

  • Field: Sociolinguistics
  • Department: Linguistics and Slavic, Germanic, Asian and African Languages
  • Rank: visiting Assistant Professor
  • They didn't request a letter upfront, but I know they sent a link to my referees to submit one today. Not sure if they did that for all candidates though,
  • I had to have 3 reference letters submitted upfront for what sounds like the same job. Are you referring to job posting no. 2775 at MSU? (03/08)
  • Yes, the application said "potential referees", and the prompts were sent out three days after submitting the application. Again, not sure there was an actual selection process for requesting the letters, but my understanding was that the letters were not required upfront. Maybe I just misunderstood it. 
  • You can log into your application and check the status of your reference letters. (3/17)
  • Has anyone heard anything? (04/12)
  • ^^ Not I. Application status still "in progress." (4/12)
  • Skype interview request (4/19)
  • You can check your status online. Mine says 'not selected for interview' (4/20)
  • Skype interview request (4/19).

New York University (Review of applications begins April 1, 2016)Edit

Reed UniversityEdit

  • Field: Syntax
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Visiting lecturer
    • Anyone hear from these guys?
    • I applied but haven't heard anything yet either. I suspect they already did interviews? (x2)
    • Rejection received, email said that the position has been filled (04/03)

Reed CollegeEdit

  • Field: Sociolinguistics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Visiting lecturer
  • I assume you mean Reed College? (Portland, OR)
  • Yes any word from this post at Reed College? (03/08)
  • I sent un updated CV to the committee chair following acceptance of a paper. He thanked and said he would take note. It would seem that they haven't made decisions yet. 
  • Invitation for campus visit and short-list notification received. (3/18)
  • Rejection email (5/4)

UCLA (Deadline March 15th, 2016)Edit

  • Field: General Linguistics
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Rank: Lecturer
  • URL:
  • NOTES: 
  • Anyone heard anything? Interviews concluded today (4/22) and a candidate was offered the position.

University of Minnesota (Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2016)Edit

  • Field: Syntax
  • Department: Institute of Linguistics
  • Rank: Contract Assistant Professor
  • URL: http://employment.umn.edusearch for job opening #306271
  • NOTES:
    • ​"The Institute of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position in Linguistics, with specialization in syntax, for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The term of this appointment is one year beginning 08/29/16 and concluding 5/28/17.  The teaching load for this position is 5 courses over two semesters.  The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate syntax classes, one additional undergraduate class, and a graduate course or combination undergraduate/graduate class in the candidate's area of expertise.  In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor and advise students at all levels of the program."
    • Position is open until filled

University of South Carolina (Deadline: June 2015) - SUSPENDEDEdit

  • Start date is January 1, 2016
  • The responsibilities of this position will be evenly divided between teaching (1 course per semester) and editorial assistance for the journal Language
  • 8/6: Search suspended because the LSA "rescinded its promised support for the position"

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