Linguistics 2017-2018

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

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Good luck to everybody with their search!Edit

Visitor Type:

  • ABD, not defending soon: 2
  • ABD, defending within 4-6 months: 3
  • ABD, I have a date set for my defense: 2
  • 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: 1
  • Visiting Professor, Lecturer (North American meaning), Adjunct, other fixed-term position, or postdoc: 6
  • Assistant Professor: 2
  • Associate Professor:
  • Professor: 
  • Member of a Search Committee: 2
  • Postdoc: 5 (shouldn't this be consolidated with visiting faculty above?)
  • Other faculty: 
  • Just browsing:


  • Historical Linguistics: 1
  • Theoretical Linguistics: 
  • Syntax: 2
  • Morphology: 1
  • Phonology: 3
  • Phonetics: 4
  • Sociolinguistics: 4
  • Sociophonetics:
  • Sociophonology:
  • Discourse Analysis: 1
  • Psycholinguistics: 2
  • Language Acquisition:
  • Second Language Acquisition: 3
  • Semantics and Pragmatics: 4
  • Documentary/Descriptive:
  • Cognitive Linguistics:
  • Text/Corpus Linguistics:
  • Computational Linguistics:1
  • Applied linguistics: 
  • Other:

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Campus InterviewsEdit

LSA/Phone/Skype interviewsEdit

  • UCSB (First language acquisition) - skype interview request (11/18)
  • Macalester (open) - skype interview request (11/30)
  • UH Mānoa (Syntax) - skype interview request (December)

Tenure-Track JobsEdit

Arizona State University (Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Theoretical Linguistics with a specialty in semantics and Native American linguistics and a secondary focus in syntax
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: English
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:

Bennington College (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • NOTE: Bennington does not have a tenure system.

California State University, Fresno (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Semantics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department:
  • URL:
  • Notes:

California State University, Fullerton (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Historical linguistics. Desirable secondary specializations include morphology, Native American languages, and the ability to teach and work in different linguistic traditions, particularly formal linguistics and language typology.
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: English
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:

California State University, Fullerton (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): TESOL
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Modern Languages and Literatures.
  • URL:
  • Notes:

Macalester College (Deadline: 15 October 2017)Edit

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

McGill University (Deadline: 6 November 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Semantics/Syntax
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: 

Montclair State University (Deadline: open until filled)Edit

  • Field(s): Theoretical Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Applicants studying any aspect of SLA are encouraged to apply, although candidates with a research program that includes corpus-based and/or experimentally-informed approaches would be an especially good fit with current faculty.
    • NOTE: I thought this was already listed on here but now I don't see it, so I reposted.

New York University (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Syntax
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:

Rochester Institute of Technology (Deadline: 25 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): One or more of the following
Deep learning for natural language understanding
Speech and speech technology
Multimodal and linguistic sensors
Human-computer interaction
Linguistic narrative analytics
  • The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on initiatives in artificial intelligence and in digital humanities and social sciences. The position has the possibility of extension beyond Spring 2018.
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2018

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Semantics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor or beginning Associate Professor
  • URL: Interfolio
  • Notes:

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

  • Field(s): Open
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • URL: Interfolio
  • Notes:

University of Alabama (Deadline: 1 Oct review begins)Edit

  • Field(s): Applied Linguistics (Linguistics/TESOL)
  • Department: English
  • Rank: TT Asst. professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Skype Interviews first week of November

University of California Berkeley (Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017)Edit

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 10 January 2018)Edit

University of California Santa Barbara (Deadline: 4 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • The ideal candidate will have primary expertise in first language acquisition grounded in empirical linguistic research on any language(s). The specific area of specialization is open. The ability to contextualize the process of first language acquisition with respect to the discourse functional theoretical orientation of the department is an important priority. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in multiple methodologies, which may include longitudinal, experimental, field and/or ethnographic approaches, and the ability to contribute to important departmental foci, such as corpus linguistics, understudied languages, and/or language socialization. 

University of Delaware (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)Edit

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Deadline: Continuous - application review begins 16 Nov. 2017)Edit

  • Applicants are expected to have expertise in formal syntactic theory, and evidence of an active research program. Desirable qualifications include a suitable combination of the following: expertise in semantics, morphology or a language or languages of Asia or the Pacific (especially Austronesian languages).

University of Illinois (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017)Edit

University of Oregon (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)Edit

University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Nov 15, Nov 30)Edit

  • Field: Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics: Proficiency Specialty
  • Department: Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • Must be able to teach one of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

University of Texas at San Antonio (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017)Edit

University of Washington (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Phonology
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes:

Wellesley College (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017)Edit

  • Field(s): Sociolinguistics
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
  • URL:
  • Notes: We seek a candidate whose research program is in sociolinguistics and includes a cross-cultural component. Candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level while maintaining a commitment to their research specialty. Applicants should be able to teach sociolinguistics, general linguistics and an upper level course in their area of specialization. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in linguistics by the appointed start date of the position. 

Yale University (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)Edit

  • The ideal candidate will have an outstanding research record and promising research program addressing theoretical questions in Phonology, using data from original field work, and potentially making use of experimental methods and/or computational modeling. Candidates will need to be able to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching in Phonology and more generally. Applications are especially welcome from candidates whose research is informed by the study of historical change or lesser studied languages.

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