LINGUIST List 32.3221

Tue Oct 12 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Computational Approaches to Language, University of Wisconsin Madison

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 12-Oct-2021
From: Eric Raimy <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Computational Approaches to Language, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin Madison
Job Location: Wisconsin, USA
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Computational Approaches to Language

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2022. The search is for a job candidate whose expertise bridges research on language learning, development, evolution and/or instruction, with proficiency in computational methods related to learning analytics, natural language processing, connectionist approaches, Bayesian models, topics models, semantic analysis, high dimensional data analysis, and/or data mining. Candidates that use big data approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a state-of-the-art research program, advise undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate research, develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program, teach undergraduate and graduate language courses, computational methods, and/or another topic related to the candidate's research expertise.

The main tenure home for this position is likely to be Educational Psychology, Language Sciences, or Psychology, with potential joint appointments in other departments as indicated by the candidates' background and interests. The position will involve a teaching load consistent with the tenure home, which will involve both undergraduate and graduate instruction.

This position is part of the Opening Doors Through Language: Access and Equity faculty hiring cluster. The goal of the cluster is to build on existing strengths in language research on campus by recruiting three new assistant professors whose research programs and teaching expertise addresses language-related issues that influence societal access, disparities, and/or equity. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster faculty and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus. Tenure homes for the three positions will likely be in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Educational Psychology, English, Language Sciences, and/or Psychology.

Overall, this cluster will be comprised of three positions: one has already began in the position (in the area of minority languages and/or dialects) and the other two candidates will be recruited to join this Cluster: an individual that conducts sign language research and an individual hired for this position. These positions are part of UW-Madison's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To apply for this job, please visit the application link below. The position number is 242024.
Please submit:
- a brief cover letter;
- a current curriculum vitae;
- a statement describing the candidate's research program;
- a statement summarizing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy; and
- three reprints/preprints of scholarly work (uploaded as one PDF).

In addition, you will be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Haley Vlach

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