LINGUIST List 32.260

Tue Jan 19 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Florida

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Date: 19-Jan-2021
From: Kelli Granade <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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University or Organization: University of Florida
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Florida, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Computational Language Science (Tenure Track)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in computational language science at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2021. This is a 9-month, tenure accruing position.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in linguistics, computer science, or a closely-related field. Candidates should have an active research agenda studying any aspect of language from a computational perspective. Specializations include but are not limited to computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, neuro/psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, computational semantics, and/or language documentation.

UF has recently committed to a university-wide artificial intelligence initiative along with a major super-computing collaboration with NVIDIA ( Thus, we particularly encourage applications from candidates whose research explores artificial intelligence, natural language processing, or computational algorithms, as well as their societal implications. The latter may include issues of equity, bias, accountability, transparency, or inclusivity.

The Department of Linguistics seeks to train the next generation of linguists who are comfortable integrating computational approaches into their research in revealing and societally responsible ways. Ability to teach computationally-oriented courses is required. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Maintain an active research agenda,
- Pursue external research funding,
- Teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level,
- Provide service to the department, the university, and the profession,
- Contribute to UF’s Artificial Intelligence initiative to train graduates for an AI-enabled world, and
- Seek collaborations within the department as well as with other units on campus such as the UF Data Science and Information Technology Center, the Center for Big Learning, the UF Informatics Institute, or the McKnight Brain Institute.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Linguistics Department at the University of Florida is a vibrant and congenial unit consisting of 14 full-time faculty and 15 affiliated faculty in the departments of Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese; and the Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication. We offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate minor and undergraduate certificate in TESL and a graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. We have faculty expertise in a wide range of linguistic subfields, and particular strengths in the areas of bilingualism, language documentation, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and African linguistics.

Please see our website, found above, for more information about the department.

Applications must be submitted online at the application link provided below and must include:
- Brief cover letter,
- Statement of teaching and research interests,
- Diversity statement,
- CV,
- 1-3 sample publications,
- The names and email addresses for three references, and
- Representative teaching evaluations if available.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2021 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Stefanie Wulff
Phone: 352-294-7455

Page Updated: 19-Jan-2021