Linguistics 2018-2019

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2019-Spring 2020.

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Good luck to everybody with their search!Edit

Visitor Type:

  • ABD, not defending soon: 1
  • ABD, defending within 4-6 months: 7
  • 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: 8
  • Assistant Professor: 3
  • Associate Professor:3
  • Professor: 
  • Member of a Search Committee:
  • Other faculty: 
  • Just browsing: 1


  • Applied Linguistics: 2
  • Cognitive Linguistics:
  • Computational Linguistics: 2
  • Corpus/Text Linguistics:
  • Discourse Analysis:
  • Documentary/Descriptive: 1
  • Historical Linguistics: 1
  • Language Acquisition: 1
  • Morphology:
  • Phonetics: 3
  • Phonology: 5
  • Pragmatics:
  • Psycholinguistics: 3
  • Second Language Acquisition: 5
  • Semantics: 1
  • Sociolinguistics: 2
  • Syntax: 4
  • Typology:
  • Other:

How many job applications have you sent out:

  • 0: 2
  • 1 to 10: 8
  • 11 to 20: 3
  • 21 to 30: 2
  • 31 and above: 2

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  • If a job is cross-posted on another wiki page, please note, whenever possible.
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  • Please use Heading 3 when adding names of schools / positions to this page (in the appropriate category below) and copy the following template for each entry:

SCHOOL (Deadline: DEADLINE)* Field(s)

  • Department: (if not Linguistics)
  • Rank:
  • URL:
  • Notes:


Campus InterviewsEdit

University of British Columbia (English Dept)

  • Request for campus visit, 12/5/18


  • Request for campus visit, 12/12/18

UCSB (TT computational linguistics)

  • Request for campus visit, 12/13/18

University of Iowa (Acquisition of Syntax)

  • Request for campus visit, 12/18/18

University at Buffalo, SUNY

  • Request for campus visit, 12/18/18

LSA/Phone/Skype interviewsEdit

Florida Atlantic University

  • Invite for skype interview 10/23

UCLA (Language Acquisition)

  • Invite for interview at BUCLD 10/25

UCB (English Dept)

  • Invite for skype interview 11/8

University at Buffalo, SUNY

  • Invite for Skype interview 11/18

Boston University (Phonology)

  • Invite for Skype interview 11/22

UCSB (TT computational linguistics)

  • Invite for Zoom interview 11/23

Occidental College

  • Invite to MLA 11/26

University of Iowa (Acquisition of Syntax)

  • Invite for Zoom interview 11/27 x2

Cal Poly SLO (English Linguisics/TESOL) 

  • Invite for Skype interview 11/29
  • Post-interview reference contacts 12/7

Cornell (Experimental Linguistics posting)

  • Invite for Zoom interview 11/30 x2

University of Florida (Computational Language Science)

  • Invite for Skype interview 11/30

Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Invite for Skype interview 12/6 x3

Cornell (Computational Linguistics posting)

  • Invite for Zoom interview 12/6

Cal Poly Pomona (Educational Linguistics)

  • Invite for Zoom interview 12/7

Fordham (Sociolinguistics)

  • Invite for Skype interview 12/6

UCSD (Syntax)

  • Invite for Skype interview 12/7

UCLA (Phonology)

  • Invite for Skype interview 12/11

McGill (Syntax)

  • Invite for Skype interview 12/13
  • Rejection email 12/17

UCSC (Syntax)

  • Invite for LSA/Skype interview 12/14

Tenure-Track JobsEdit

Boston University (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • Field(s): Phonology
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes: "Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are 
proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman (1877) and that Martin 
Luther King Jr. received his PhD here (1955). The Linguistics Program is committed to the College 
of Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (
 for building a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all. Applications from 
women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly
 encouraged. Recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor, we are
 dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students, including those from 
underrepresented groups, in the study of language, and we are particularly interested in scholars who
 can contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of the academic community, at BU and beyond, 
through their research, teaching, and service.
  • Request for long list interviews (video conference) sent out 11/22

California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (deadline: Nov. 9, 2018)Edit

  • Department: English and Modern Languages
  • Field: Educational Linguistics (Applied Linguistics, Second Language Studies, L2 Literacy, Bilingualism)
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • URL for more details and to apply:
  • Notes:

Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 22,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

The English and Modern Languages Department serves more than 400 undergraduate majors with specialized options in Literary Studies, English Education, Applied Language Studies, Spanish, and over 80 graduate students with options in Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, and TESOL. For more information on our inter-disciplinary structure, please visit

Carnegie Mellon University (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018)Edit

Cornell University (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • The Department is seeking candidates with a strong research record in experimental linguistics, including psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics. A research program which incorporates computational modeling and uses empirical methodologies to address theoretical questions is highly desired.

Cornell University (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018)Edit

Dartmouth College (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018)Edit

Eastern Connecticut State University (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • Send application materials to the search address (, not to the department chair

Florida Atlantic University (Deadline: 6 Oct. 2018)Edit

Fordham University (Deadline 12 Nov 2018)Edit

Kennesaw State University (Deadline: 2 Dec. 2018)Edit

  • Department: English
  • Field(s): Linguistics and Writing
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • The specialty in linguistics is open but preferred specialties include one or more of the following: corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, sociolinguistics, syntax, and world Englishes.
    • Possible teaching assignments will include courses such as introductory linguistics, history of the English language, sociolinguistics, rhetorical grammar, writing, and/or other topics based on student and department needs.

Northwestern University (Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental, computational, and/or data-intensive approaches to inform linguistic theory and its applications.

Occidental College (Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018)Edit

Purdue University Fort Wayne (Deadling: 30 Oct. 2018)Edit

Queen's University (Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Field(s): Sociolinguistics / Cultural Anthropology
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • URL:[http:// 
  • Notes: 
    • open to any specialization relating to language in social context
    • candidate will teach in both Linguistics and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures programs 
    • Rejection email (12/11) x3

Rochester Institute of Technology (Review begins: 27 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • Department: English
  • Field(s): Computational Linguistics / Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • URL: (search: 4119BR)

San Francisco State University (Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018)Edit

Stanford University (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018)Edit

Texas Tech University (Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of British Columbia (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • A specialty in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: World Englishes or Global Englishes; Corpus linguistics; Cognitive linguistics; Pragmatics, and/or Stylistics.
  • Skype interview request 11/8

University of British Columbia (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018)Edit

University at Buffalo, SUNY (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • Candidates are sought with a strong research record in the application of experimental, corpus, or quantitative/statistical methods to the computational study of language.

University of California Berkeley (Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region.
  • Also posted at Russian/Slavic 2018-2019

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018)Edit

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • The department seeks candidates with a strong record of experimental research that engages productively with current issues in formal syntax, formal semantics, or both.

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018)Edit

University of California San Diego (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of California Santa Barbara (Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of California Santa Barbara (Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • The Lecturer will teach an advanced undergraduate course in computational linguistics in the Winter 2019 or Spring 2019 quarter. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach other courses that support the department’s undergraduate programs, including classes currently listed in the UCSB general catalog and/or special-topic courses proposed by the applicant; these courses may be offered in Winter 2019 or Spring 2019.

University of California Santa Cruz (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of Colorado Boulder (Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of Florida (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2018)Edit

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Deadline: 3 Dec. 2018)Edit

  • Specialization in speech processing

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • Applicants whose research engages in the interface between subfields or who have a secondary specialization in fieldwork or experimental/computational methodologies are particularly encouraged.
  • Claire Halpert, search committee chair here: We just learned that our central employment system changed the "My Activities" page to be called "My Job Applications"; we are not sure if this change will be permanent.  Whichever of those two labels you see in the employment system should work to upload your application materials.

University of Nevada, Reno (Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018)Edit

University of Oslo, Norway (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018)Edit

University of Pennsylvania (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018)Edit

University of Texas at San Antonio (Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018)Edit

University of Toronto (Deadline: 9 Oct. 2018)Edit

  • Candidates must have expertise and experience in syntax, semantics and experimental fieldwork of Brazilian languages with the aim of strengthening international partnerships and developing exchange and experiential learning programs with institutions and universities in Brazil.
  • This job is obviously for an internal (spousal) candidate. I wouldn't bother unless you're just interested in seeing how the process works.

University of Toronto (Deadline: 21 Nov. 2018)Edit

  • We seek candidates with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise in experimental approaches in semantics/syntax and language acquisition and processing.

University of Washington (Deadline: 3 Dec. 2018)Edit

Western University Edit