LINGUIST List 31.2388

Mon Jul 27 2020

Jobs: Semantics: Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 27-Jul-2020
From: Matthew Sikorski <>
Subject: Semantics: Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department: Linguistics & Philosophy Department
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Semantics


The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be made in the area of Semantics, understood in a fairly broad sense. We equally encourage applicants whose work is focused primarily on semantic theory, and applicants whose work in semantics connects strongly with other areas of linguistics and/or adjacent fields. We also encourage a range of focuses and methodological approaches, including (but by no means limited to), fieldwork on underdocumented languages, experimental studies, computational modeling and focused theoretical work. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field by the start of employment. Faculty responsibilities include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and conducting research in the area of semantics.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, evidence of teaching ability, and contact information for at least three referees. In addition, the application should include a statement outlining the applicant's research interests, previous achievements, and plans, as well as the broader questions that this research promises to engage with.

We prefer that applications and supporting materials be submitted online, at the application link provided below.

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2020. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date, but we will consider all applications submitted until the position is filled.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Danny Fox
Phone: 617-258-7411

Page Updated: 27-Jul-2020