LINGUIST List 32.2384

Thu Jul 15 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, Stanford University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Jul-2021
From: Christopher Potts <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, Stanford University, California, USA
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University or Organization: Stanford University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Specializing in Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an open rank position in Sociolinguistics, beginning September 1, 2022. Applicants will be expected to teach courses in Sociolinguistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to maintain an active research program. We seek someone who complements our current strengths in quantitative approaches to variation and social meaning, while sharing our commitment to fieldwork and to analysis based on rich data. We value engagement with social theory and style, and we particularly welcome applicants whose research is in any of the following areas: race and ethnicity, morphosyntactic variation, child language acquisition, and variation in discourse and interaction. We value candidates whose research engages with multiple subfields of linguistics and applies methodologically rigorous empirical work to significant theoretical questions.

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department's web page is:

Please direct all inquiries to the contact information below.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (not to exceed two pages), statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), and up to three representative samples of published or unpublished work. Candidates at the junior level should also request three reference letters to be submitted on their behalf via Academic Jobs Online. Candidates at the tenured level may be contacted about references later in the application process.

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Stanford Linguistics

Page Updated: 15-Jul-2021