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Harvard University Lecturer in Linguistics in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Lecturer in Linguistics

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Linguistics

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a lecturer in linguistics, with a focus on at least one of the areas of syntax, sociolinguistics, or computational linguistics. Please note that we will give full consideration to candidates who serve only one of these areas. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching four courses (two per semester). One of the courses, in the fall, will be a thesis workshop for undergraduate seniors. Another course, likely also in the fall, will be a graduate-level introduction to one of the fields mentioned above, as appropriate to the candidate’s background. The two remaining courses will be assigned based on the candidate’s specialization; we anticipate that one will be at the undergraduate level and the other at the graduate level. Furthermore, the appointee is expected to be available to contribute to the advising of both undergraduates and graduates in their area. The appointment is full time for one year and will begin on July 1, 2024 and end on June 30, 2025.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC -recommended vaccines.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in Linguistics or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than March 25, 2024.

  1. Cover letter (one to three pages). If a separate teaching statement (optional) is not attached, the cover letter should include a description of teaching teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Sample Syllabus or Syllabi (may be for a course already taught, or a hypothetical future course)

  4. Names and contact information of 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. The application is considered complete only when three letters have been received.

Optional Documents:

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  2. Statement of Research

  3. Course Evaluations

  4. Other

    Contact Information

Victoria Koc

Department of Linguistics

Harvard University

Boylston Hall, Rm. 323, Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


faculty, instructor

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

syntax, linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, machine learning, natural language processing

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