LINGUIST List 30.3479

Mon Sep 16 2019

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo

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Date: 16-Sep-2019
From: Jeffrey Good <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
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University or Organization: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Department: Linguistics Department
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo invites applications for up to two tenure-track positions in linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor from candidates whose research makes significant use of computational, corpus, or quantitative and statistical methods. The specializations for these positions are open but candidates whose research interests also include phonology and syntax are especially encouraged to apply. The starting date for these positions is Fall 2020.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses at all levels, including courses that support the department’s PhD program in Linguistics and its Master’s program in Computational Linguistics, serve on dissertation committees, establish and maintain a robust research program, pursue external funding when appropriate, and provide service to the University and discipline.

The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo ( has a tradition of research on diverse languages using a variety of approaches to linguistics, with a strong focus on typology, variation, constraint-based models of grammar (e.g. Construction Grammar, HPSG, RRG), psycholinguistics, experimental and laboratory approaches, and linguistic fieldwork. The ideal candidates will find opportunities for collaboration among faculty in the University at Buffalo’s Departments of Linguistics, Computer Science and Engineering, Psychology, or Communicative Disorders and Sciences. The university provides access to supercomputing infrastructure via the Center for Computational Research.

Formal review of applications begins on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least three references via UB Jobs. A research statement, teaching statement, and samples of work are also required for a complete application. They may be attached via the UB Jobs automated system or sent under separate cover by email to the application contact email address below.

UB is an AA EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum qualifications:
PhD in Linguistics or allied field of the language sciences.

To Apply:
All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs at the link provided below. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will only be considered under special circumstances and cannot include a cover letter, CV, or contact information for references.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2019 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Rui Chaves

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