Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics for primary appointment in the Department of Linguistics, with secondary appointment in or affiliation with the Computer Science Department, to begin July 1, 2021. The candidate will conduct research; teach courses in Computational Linguistics and related areas (Linguistics, Computer Science) at all levels; and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful applicant will have excellent programming skills, experience in computational linguistic research, and a broad vision and general knowledge of the field of computational linguistics.

The new hire will play a key role in our joint undergraduate major in Linguistics & Computer Science and help us develop a professional Master’s program that will serve students with a background in Linguistics and/or Computer Science, paving the way for a wide variety of potential placements and careers. Requirements include a PhD in Linguistics (or Computational Linguistics) in hand by the start date, including some formal training in Computer Science, plus demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research. For further information about our academic programs, see and

Application materials should be uploaded as individual PDF files through Academic Jobs Online at the application link provided above. These should include a 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 curriculum vitae, 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 December 1, 2020.

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 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.

Contact Information:

Richard Wong (Dept. Administrator)


Phone: 617-358-4640



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