LINGUIST List 31.3176

Mon Oct 19 2020

Jobs: Syntax; Computational Linguistics: Visiting Professor, University of Texas at El Paso

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Date: 19-Oct-2020
From: Natalia Mazzaro <>
Subject: Syntax; Computational Linguistics: Visiting Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Languages and Linguistics
Job Location: Texas, USA (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Syntax

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Syntax; Bilingualism; Hispanic Syntax


About the University of Texas at El Paso:
Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP is an R1 Carnegie classified national research University and ranks third among all U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the leading university in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. With 172 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.

The Linguistics Program within the Department of Languages & Linguistics at The University of Texas stands apart from other linguistics departments offering bachelors and master's degrees because many of our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are English and Spanish bilinguals. Being in the border provides a potential goldmine of possible research topics related to language learning, language contact, bilingualism, and the links between language and culture.

Job Description:
The Linguistics Program within the Department of Languages & Linguistics at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Syntax beginning in Spring 2021. This position is initially for the Spring semester only, with a possibility for extending through the Fall ’22 semester for a total of four semesters.

The successful applicant should have an active research agenda in current topics in theoretical generative syntax, as well as evidence of teaching success and experience teaching online. Additional expertise in bilingualism and computational linguistics is also desirable. Since the graduate program offers a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics, acquaintance with issues in Hispanic syntax (language acquisition, language variation) is a significant plus.

The Linguistics Program has active connections with other academic programs including psychology, speech pathology, and sociology/anthropology. Linguistics faculty participate in UTEP’s Consortium for Scientific Research on Bilingualism (

- PhD in Linguistics

Additional Information:
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

Application Instructions:
Review of submissions will begin immediately, and continue until November 8th, 2020. Please send a letter of interest, a CV and three letters of recommendation (preferably in pdf format), to Prof. Natalia Mazzaro at the application email by Nov 8th , 2020 for full consideration.

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 08-Nov-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Natalia Mazzaro
Phone: 915 747 7040

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