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Job Announcement on LINGUIST List

Job Announcements on LINGUIST

The LINGUIST List feels that helping job seekers is an important service to the discipline of linguistics. Since 1990, 90% of all linguistic job openings have been posted on the LINGUIST List site and mailing list. The jobs area of our website is the most-viewed area of LINGUIST List, receiving over 150,000 views per month. By posting your job announcement to the LINGUIST List you will:

  • Reach your desired target audience of academic and professional linguists, as well as specific language experts
  • Have your announcement sent out to more than 25,000 LINGUIST List subscribers in more than 150 different countries
  • Include your announcement in our searchable database, allowing applicants to find your announcement through our flexible search facility

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to our supporters and our users. Every submission is handled with courtesy, professionalism and promptness ensuring that we maintain high quality announcements and linguistically relevant posts, and that the site is kept free of spam. All of these facts combine to make us the premier source for academic and professional positions in linguistics.

Job Posting Process and Policies

In order to accurately and completely reflect the vacancy you are hoping to fill, and to help you attract the best possible candidates for your position, all job postings must adhere to the posting policies and be relevant to the field of linguistics. Please visit the Job Posting Policy page to learn about LINGUIST List job announcement policies before submitting your announcement.

Please note that LINGUIST List does not serve as an intermediary between the employer and the job applicant. Application dossiers and responses to positions must be made to the contact names specified in the posting.

Rate and Payment

The fee for posting a job announcement is $ 150 USD. A late fee of $ 30 USD will be applied if payment is not received within 90 days of submission. The LINGUIST List accepts payment via check, credit card, and wire transfer. To learn more about payment policies and options, please refer to the LINGUIST List Payment Information page.

How to submit a job announcement

Submitting a job to the LINGUIST List is an easy four step process:

  1. Tell LINGUIST how to contact you, in case we have questions about your announcement. This information will not be publicly displayed.
  2. Enter the job description, including the relevant linguistic fields, languages, job rank, the address to which applications should be sent (either hard copy or electronic), and the contact details you would like publicly displayed.
  3. Choose a method of payment.
  4. Verify that your job announcement is correct, and submit it to the LINGUIST List.

Once submitted, the job announcement is reviewed and approved by our editorial staff. This process may take up to 48 business hours. Once approved, the announcement is automatically posted to the LINGUIST List.

Job details

Please note: If your job announcement concerns the availability of multiple positions of different ranks, each of these positions must be submitted as separate announcements. Multiple positions under the same job title may be submitted as a single announcement.

Required fields are marked with a red asterisk ( * ).

1. * Organization:
2. Department:
3. Website:
Job Classification for Applicant and Job Description
4. * Job Title:
5. * Job Rank:

(Please hold down the Ctrl-key to select multiple job ranks)


If you need to include a custom job rank you may enter it below.

6. * Job Location:

Check Telecommute if employees have the option to work from a remote location.
7. * Linguistic Speciality:

(Please hold down the Ctrl-key to select multiple linguistic specialities)


You can select up to five linguistic specialties. If you need more than five please select "General Linguistics" instead.

Please be aware that "Not Applicable" is not a field for jobs. If you choose this, linguistic fields will be chosen for you based on the content you provide.

8. Other Specialty:
(e.g. Bilingualism, African Languages, etc.)

If the job concerns particular languages or language families, please select information from items 9 or 10. You can select up to five languages or language families. If you have more than five, please direct applicants to an external application URL with the complete list of required languages. If you are unable to find a particular language or language family, please leave a comment in item 17.

9. Language Concentration:
10. Language Family:
11. * Closing Date:  Position is open until filled
12. * Job Description:

Note: Description is limited to 3,600 characters.

13. Submit Applications by Mail
14. Submit Applications by Email
15. Submit/Retrieve Application Online
16. Contact Details for Further Information

This information will be publicly visible.

First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email:
17. Social Media Boosting

For an additional fee, you can expand the audience that your job announcement will reach on Facebook. Boost price includes our handling fee. The estimated reach might vary depending on the boost duration, location, and other parameters of the boost. If specific boost parameters are required, please specify in the comments section below.

Please choose one:

Reach approximately 2400-6300 people for $40
Reach approximately 3900-10000 people for $50
Reach approximately 8200-22000 people for $75
Reach approximately 25000-66000 people for $240
Reach approximately 33000-88000 people for $850

Choose a time span over which you would like the boost to last:

Boost the ad for 1 day
Boost the ad for 7 days
Boost the ad for 14 days
18. Comments and Special Instructions

If you have any comments or special instructions for the editors regarding this job announcement you may enter them below (maximum 2000 characters).

Submitter details

Please provide us with your contact information so that we can contact you if we need any clarification about your job announcement. This information will not be publicly displayed.

Required fields are marked with a red asterisk ( * ).

Submitter information

This information will be publicly visible.

First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email:

Billing information

The fee for job posting is $ 150 USD per job announcement. A $ 30 USD late fee will be applied if payment is not received within 90 days of submission.

The invoice is delivered electronically via email to the email address above. Please contact finances, if you need the invoice delivered to another address.

Payment via Credit Card
Credit Card   Bank Transfer   Check
Credit Card Data

You will receive an email from our jobs-editors with a link to PayPal Credit Card payment after you submit the job announcement. Use this link to place your payment via credit card online at a later time, or select any other alternative option on this form, if this is problematic. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have questions about our payment policy, please email the Jobs Editor at . Submitters from countries with hard currency restrictions are encouraged to contact us.

Invoice data
Invoice Service: Job Announcement
Payment Amount: US $ 150 (plus social media boosting fees if you select one)

First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email:

* Address:
* City:
* Country:
* ZIP/Postal Code:

Validation and Submission

Before the announcement can be submitted the form has to be validated. The form checks whether all required fields are filled out. It checks whether the length of the job description is below the maximum character length for this field. Various other fields are checked for appropriate content (e.g. email address fields should contain valid email addresses). If there is some missing content in some field, the form will jump to this field and provide some explanation about the required information in the field.

Once the form is validated, the button "Submit Your Job Announcement" will be activated and you can submit this form. If you selected payment via credit card, the form will take you to an online payment site.

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