Boston University ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LINGUISTICS, College of Arts & Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Linguistics Program at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics, with a specialization in Phonology, to begin July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. S/he will teach courses in phonetics, phonology, and related areas and advise student research at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additional expertise in any of the following areas is desirable, but not required: computational approaches to the study of languages; linguistic variation; psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics; understudied or underdocumented languages. Requirements include a PhD in Linguistics in hand by the start date, a strong background in linguistic theory, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research. For further information about our academic programs, see

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman (1877) and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD here (1955). The Linguistics Program is committed to the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan ( for building a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor, we are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students, including those from underrepresented groups, in the study of language, and we are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of the academic community, at BU and beyond, through their research, teaching, and service.

Required Skills


Application materials should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Academic Jobs Online at These should include a 2-page cover letter plus separate statements about research and teaching, of not more than 2 pages each. Please also upload a curriculum vitae, documentation of success in teaching (e.g., student and/or peer teaching evaluations), and three selected publications. Three reference letters are to be uploaded by recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be complete by October 20, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tracking Code: 2001/H1518

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Competitive