LINGUIST List 26.3280

Mon Jul 13 2015

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Jul-2015
From: Patricia Cukor-Avila <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: University of North Texas
Department: Linguistics Program, College of Information
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Linguistics Program at the University of North Texas invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics beginning fall 2015 or soon thereafter. While the area of computational linguistics is open, we seek candidates who are active researchers in a core linguistics area. Desirable qualifications include a strong background in computational techniques for analyzing text and discourse, including but not limited to, semantic models, NLP techniques, machine learning, and automated scoring. Evidence of an active research agenda and a strong commitment to innovative teaching in an interdisciplinary context is required for consideration.

The recent move of Linguistics to the College of Information has positioned the Linguistics Program in a collaborative environment for developing cutting-edge curricula and facilitating research in computational and quantitative methods in linguistics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a program from the ground up bringing together Linguistics with the research strengths in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Library and Information Sciences, and Learning Technologies.

UNT offers 99 bachelor’s, 83 master’s, and 36 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. The Linguistics program at UNT offers a BA in Linguistics, an MA in Linguistics, MA in ESL, and a Graduate Academic Certificate in TESOL. Students in the Interdisciplinary Information Science (IIS) Ph.D. program may also opt to specialize in linguistics. Additional information about degrees, courses, and faculty can be found at

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

A PhD in Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or a related field with a strong background in computational linguistics/natural language processing is required by the time of the appointment. All application materials should be submitted electronically through the UNT Career Site at (below). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is closed.

Application Deadline: 10-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Director, Linguistics Program Patricia Cukor-Avila
Phone: 940-565-4552

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