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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: 5
  • ABD, I have a date set for my defense:
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  • 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: 8
  • Assistant Professor: 3
  • Associate Professor: 1
  • Professor:
  • Member of a Search Committee: 2
  • Postdoc: 5
  • Other faculty: 
  • Just browsing: 2


  • Historical Linguistics: 1
  • Theoretical Linguistics: 
  • Syntax: 4
  • 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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  • Department: (if not Linguistics)
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  • Notes:


  • Queen Mary (phonology) -- 2/15
  • George Mason (syntax) -- 2/24

Campus InterviewsEdit

  • UCLA (Semantics) 12/2
  • UC Irvine (syntax) 12/14
  • BU (semantics) 12/22
  • USC (phonology) 1/4
  • George Mason (syntax) 1/12
  • UCSC (phonology) 1/18
  • Queen Mary (phonology) 1/18
  • NYU (computational phonology) 1/31
  • USM  2/6 - 2/16

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) x2
  • Stanford (psycholinguistics) -- LSA/Skype interview request (12/6)
  • George Mason (syntax) -- Skype interview request (12/13) x2
  • Florida (syntax) -- LSA/Skype interview request (12/16) x3
  • NYU (syntax) -- Skype interview request (12/19)
  • UC Santa Cruz (psycholinguistics) -- LSA interview request (12/16)
  • USC (phonology) -- Skype interview request (12/23) x2
  • Georgetown (phonology) -- LSA interview request (12/28) x2
  • Hawaii (phonology) -- Skype interview request (1/4)
  • UPenn (syntax, semantics, variation) -- Skype interviews (week of 1/9)
  • University of Southern Maine (SLA/ computational ling) -- Skype interview request (1/20)
  • Arizona State (semantics, syntax) -- phone interview request (2/2)

Tenure-Track JobsEdit

Arizona State University (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017)Edit

Ball State University (Deadline: Jan. 17 2017)Edit

Boston University (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016)Edit

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

  • 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? 
  • Received Diversity and Disability Statement to fill out and submit by mail. (12/13)
  • Any word yet? (1/7)
  • Skype interview (2/11, 2/17)
  • Does anyone know if job talk invitations have been sent out? x2

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."

Georgetown University (Deadline: November 30, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Phonology
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Have campus visits happened already? (2/21)
    • Yes: they're either late in the process or finished entirely (2/25)

Haverford College (Deadline: Nov. 18 2016)Edit

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

  • 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)

Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Deadline: Jan. 17 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Theoretical/Historical Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: English
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Anyone hear from the search committee? (2/5)
    • Request for phone interview (2/20)

New York University (Deadline: November 1, 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Computational phonology
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant or Associate Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes: Any updates on NYU? (1/12)
    • Haven't heard anything since the Skype interview, but they did say it would be a while before they met again as a committee. (1/12)

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.
  • 12/6 - received rejection/notification that they have selected finalists
  • 2/3-- Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?

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:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Deadline: Feb. 1 2017)Edit

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)
  • (Skype) interviews mid-december.

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

  • Skype interview 11/21 x2
  • Did anyone receive any update about this position? 01/24/17
  • Haven't heard a word about this position, but think they were aiming to have campus visits by now. 1/30/17

Stanford University (Deadline: Oct. 31 2016)Edit

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

  • 11/1 Any word yet?
  • 11/16: Skype interview request (x2)

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

  • "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
  • Rejection letter received 1/19/2017

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

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

  • 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)
  • Rejection email (12/19) x3

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)
  • Any word on this position? (12/18)
  • It's been filled. (1/3)
  • no, haven't heard anything since the Skype interviews (12/20)

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

  • Field(s): theoretical phonology
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Skype interview request, 12/23/16
    • Campus interview invite received, 1/4/17

University of Southern Maine (Deadline: January 10, 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): second language acquisition; computational linguistics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Informal briefings about posting 1/7/2017
    • Skype interview request 1/20/17
    • rejection email received 2/1/2017 (x3)
    • Campus visits scheduled (second-hand, reliable) 2/3/17
    • Campus visits sceduled for 2/6 - 2/16, but might have been delayed due to weather conditions
    • No update on offer yet. They said they might take till March 1st to make an offer

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

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

  • Field(s): Computational linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes:(01/12) Has anyone heard anything from this?
  • Rejection 02/15

University of York (Deadline: February 6, 2017)Edit

York University (Deadline: Nov 15 2016)Edit

  • Field(s): Phonetics, Phonology
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • 12/14: Has anyone heard from York?
  • I've heard they have their shortlist drafted
  • short list of three was agreed upon, campus talks in January and February
  • Third candidate site visit set for today, Feb 7.
  • Did they already do long list interviews over Skype? -->No idea.

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