LINGUIST List 32.1196

Sat Apr 03 2021

Jobs: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics: Lecturer, Northwestern University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 03-Apr-2021
From: Matt Goldrick <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics: Lecturer, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program at Northwestern University invite applications for a full-time teaching-track position at the rank of assistant professor of instruction, with a start date of September 1, 2021. We are looking for candidates with an interdisciplinary background in the scientific study of language who are committed to building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive undergraduate programs. The teaching load for this teaching track faculty position is 6 courses per year on the quarter system to be distributed across course offerings and undergraduate-focused administrative assignments in Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

The assistant professor of instruction will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of teacher-scholars from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, linguistics, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). Although the duties of this position focus on undergraduate instruction and advising, the assistant professor of instruction will have access to the research facilities of the Department of Linguistics.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 15, 2021. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include: a CV that includes contact information; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; a statement on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate education; teaching evaluations (if available); and the names and contact information for three references.

Please visit the application link below for online application instructions.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the contact information below.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Matt Goldrick

Page Updated: 03-Apr-2021