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Harvard University Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Linguistics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Linguistics

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Linguistics (Phonology; Phonetics)

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics at Harvard University seeks to make a tenure-track or tenured appointment in the area of phonology or phonetics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. We will consider candidates at any rank, including Assistant, Associate, and full Professor. The selected candidate will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct an innovative program of research in phonology and/or phonetics. Applicants whose research interfaces with other areas as well as those who have an additional area of research such as computational linguistics, experimental linguistics, historical linguistics, or linguistic fieldwork are especially encouraged to apply.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Applications should be submitted at the URL below and should include the following:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Research statement

  • Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)

  • Teaching evaluations (if available)

  • Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  • Names and contact information for three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate thesis advisor, chair of the dissertation committee, or primary advisor in a postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates for a tenured position need not submit reference letters at this stage; simply skip the reference page of the application.

  • Copies of three representative research papers

Applications must be submitted no later than December 13, 2021.

Contact Information

Helen Lewis, Department Administrator

Department of Linguistics

Harvard University

Room 304, Boylston Hall

Cambridge, MA 02138


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Equal Opportunity Employer

We strongly encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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