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Linguistics 2016-2017

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

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Last year's page: Linguistics 2015-2016

See Also: Linguistic Anthropology 2016-2017, English Literature 2016-2017 and Spanish and Portuguese 2016-2017


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

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Campus InterviewsEdit

UCLA (Semantics) 12/2

LSA/Phone/Skype interviewsEdit

  • UCLA (Semantics) Skype interview request(11/14)
  • BU (semantics) -- skype interview invitation (11/14) x3 -- interviews in mid-Dec
  • Dartmouth (Comp Ling) -- interview invitation (11/14) x3
  • San Diego State University (socio) -- Skype interview request (11/14) x2
  • University of Michigan (theoretical/experimental) -- LSA interview request (11/29)

Tenure-Track JobsEdit

Boston University (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016)Edit

California State University, Northridge (Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016)Edit

  • Fields: TESL, Applied Linguisitics, 2LA
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics/TESL
  • Job Ad URL:
  • Notes: Only hard-copy applications, mailed to the specified contact person, will be accepted.
    • The application is now "closed" on Linguist List. Does anyone know what kind of timeline applies to this university with regard to decision making? 

Dartmouth College (Deadline: 8 Nov. 2016)Edit

George Mason University (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Syntax
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Program in Linguistics (within the Department of English)
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • "A secondary specialization in second language acquisition or psycholinguistics is strongly favored."

Haverford College (Deadline: Nov. 18 2016)Edit

Michigan State University (Deadline: Oct. 21 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Corpus Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Second Language Studies Program
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Got a phone interview, week of 10/31
    • Has anyone heard about campus interviews? (11/11)
    • Nothing here (11/11)
    • My app status was changed on their HR page from "in progress" to "not selected for interview".  Guessing this means I'm out of the running!  Good luck to the rest of you! (11/21)

Northwestern University (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016)Edit

Old Dominion University (VA) - (Deadline: Nov. 1 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Linguistics or Applied Lingusitics
  • Rank: TT advanced Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Department: Program in Applied Linguistics/TESOL in the Department of English
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in general linguistics, English grammar, and corpus research in applied areas including forensic linguistics, classroom applications in language teaching and learning, and/or discourse analysis. Preferred qualifications include expertise in technologies for language teaching and learning and the ability to teach online.
  • Did they already ask for skype/phone interviews? (I'm asking this on 11/27 and am assuming the answer is "yes" but just making sure)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Chile  (Deadline: Nov. 17 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Applied Linguistics /Evaluation/testing)
  • Rank: Associate Professor (entry-level position)
  • Department: Department of English / Institute of Literature and Language Sciences
  • URL:
  • Notes:

Rhodes University - South Africa (Deadline: Sept. 26 2016)Edit

  • Two posts; one intended to be a phonologist
  • I heard the application deadline has been extended to November 7 (October 25)

San Diego State University (Deadline: Sept. 15 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Digital Humanities and Global Diversity
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Does anyone know if long-listed candidates have been notified? (October 27)
    • Had initial interview during the week of 10/17

San Diego State University (Deadline: Oct. 15 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Sociolinguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
  • URL:
  • Notes: Skype interview 11/21 x2

Stanford University (Deadline: Oct. 31 2016)Edit

University of California Davis (Deadline: Oct. 15 2016)Edit

University of California, Irvine (Deadline: 11 Nov. 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Syntax
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • "We seek candidates who combine a strong background in syntax with quantitative approaches to its study (e.g., computational, corpus, or behavioral methods)."

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 4 Nov. 2016)Edit

University of California San Diego (Deadline: Nov. 1 2016)Edit

University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline: November 15, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): One in Phonology, one in Linguistic theory with experimental/computational methodologies
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • Two positions

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Deadline: Dec. 2 2016)Edit

University of Nevada Reno (Deadline: Oct. 12 2016)Edit

  • Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, corpus linguistics, syntax, pragmatics, discourse analysis, or morphology. Desired sub-areas include indigenous or endangered languages, ethnic dialects of English (particularly Latino or Native American varieties), or language and gender studies.
  • Rejection email received Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Any word on the short-list yet? (11/21) x 2 (29 Nov)

University of Southern California (Deadline: December 1, 2016)Edit

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Deadline: Nov 10, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Theoretical Linguistics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Specialization is open. Position description emphasizes engagement with linguistic diversity and variability, and indicates a special interest in experimental methods and/or computational modeling.
    • 12/1: any word yet on interviews? Nope. Haven't heard anything.
    • LSA Interview request (11/29)

University of Pennsylvania (Deadline: Dec. 15 2016)Edit

University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: Nov. 15 2016)Edit

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