Job openings at Boston University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics

    The Boston University Linguistics Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics (for primary appointment in Linguistics, secondary appointment in or affiliation with Computer Science), beginning July 1, 2020, pending budgetary approval; to conduct research, teach courses in Computational Linguistics at introductory and advanced levels and in related areas (Linguistics, Computer Science), and advise at graduate and undergraduate levels. Should have excellent programming skills and experience in computational linguistic research. Experience in application of computational methods to field linguistics or analysis of understudied languages would be a plus. Requirements include PhD in Linguistics (preferred) or Computer Science in hand by start date, with strong background in both fields, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research.

    Application should be uploaded as individual PDF files through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14064. Include 2-page cover letter plus separate statements about research, teaching, and diversity (describing past experience with and/or future plans for contributing to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service), of not more than 2 pages each. Please also upload a CV, documentation of success in teaching (e.g., complete sets of 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, 2019.

    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 (https://www.bu.edu/cas/about/diversity-inclusion/) for building a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all. Applications from women, minorities, and candidates from 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 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.

    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.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING SCIENCES
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. Qualifications include an earned doctorate with a specialty in language acquisition and strong interest in teaching and research. Clinical certification is preferred but not required. Priority will be given to candidates with a successful record of strong potential for obtaining external support for their research programs.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences department offers a B.S. degree program, an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and research doctorates. There are on-site Speech-Language Pathology clinics plus affiliated clinics at the Boston University Medical Campus. In addition, the Boston area includes many highly regarded medical and educational institutions and numerous possibilities for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. Additional information is available for Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the department at https://www.bu.edu/sargent/.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. In the department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, we are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations.

Applications should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest explaining the applicant’s background and qualifications. Three current letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how you would contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications may be held in confidence at the applicant’s request until an invitation for an interview is extended. Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send materials to:

Prof. Tyler Perrachione, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
635 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA 02215
Electronic submission: tkp@bu.edu

For more information on Boston University, Sargent College, and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, visit http://www.bu.edu/sargent/slhs.  

You are welcome to contact Prof. Perrachione (tkp@bu.edu) for further information.  

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.