LINGUIST List 32.1627

Tue May 11 2021

Jobs: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 07-May-2021
From: Heather Littlefield <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Northeastern University
Department: Linguistics Program
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics


This position has been filled.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on- campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Linguistics Program in the College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for a benefits-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to start in fall 2021. This is a continuing position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts; teaching faculty are also eligible to hold leadership positions at all levels of faculty governance.

The NU Linguistics Program is a thriving undergraduate program that offers degrees in linguistics as well as a number of combined majors that bring together disciplines related to linguistics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and have the academic background and expertise needed to teach introductory linguistics as well as a range of topics, especially language and culture, sociolinguistics, and language and gender. Ability to teach forensic linguistics or computational linguistics a plus.

Teaching a base load of six courses per academic year in the Linguistics Program, with the topic areas of the courses to be determined by the Program Director, taking into account the individual’s area of expertise and interest and the needs of the Program. Service contributions are also expected.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics is required by the appointment start date. A record of teaching excellence, and strong communication and teamwork skills are essential.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern education.

Additional Information:
To apply, please go to the application link provided below.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Heather Littlefield

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