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Linguistics 2017-2018

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

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Visitor Type:

  • ABD, not defending soon: 2
  • ABD, defending within 4-6 months: 5
  • ABD, I have a date set for my defense: 2
  • ABD, no defense at my U:
  • Depends on job hunt when I file:1
  • Ph.D. in hand, no job currently: 1
  • Ph.D in hand, not currently in an academic position: 2
  • Visiting Professor, Lecturer (North American meaning), Adjunct, other fixed-term position, or postdoc: 10
  • Assistant Professor: 2
  • Associate Professor: 1
  • Professor: 
  • Member of a Search Committee: 2
  • Postdoc: 6 (shouldn't this be consolidated with visiting faculty above?)
  • Other faculty: 
  • Just browsing:


  • Historical Linguistics: 1
  • Theoretical Linguistics: 
  • Syntax: 2
  • Morphology: 1
  • Phonology: 6
  • Phonetics: 7
  • Sociolinguistics: 6
  • Sociophonetics:1
  • Sociophonology:
  • Discourse Analysis: 1
  • Psycholinguistics: 3
  • Language Acquisition: 1
  • Second Language Acquisition: 3
  • Semantics and Pragmatics: 6
  • Documentary/Descriptive:
  • Cognitive Linguistics: 2
  • Text/Corpus Linguistics:
  • Computational Linguistics:1
  • Applied linguistics: 
  • Other:

How many job applications have you sent out:

  • 0:
  • 1 to 10: 7
  • 11 to 20: 1
  • 21 to 30:
  • 31 and above:


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SCHOOL (Deadline: DEADLINE)* Field(s)

  • Department: (if not Linguistics)
  • Rank:
  • URL:
  • Notes:


  • UC San Diego (Teaching Prof) - Offer Accepted (5/21)
  • UC Santa Barbara (First Language Acquisition) - Candidate selected (3/16)

Campus Interviews[]

  • Saarland University - campus interview request (2/21)
  • Yale (Phonology) (2/14) [also see their website for other scheduled candidates]
  • CSU Northridge (Semantics/Pragmatics) (2/8)
  • MIT (2/2)
  • U Rhode Island (1/3)
  • UCSB (First Langauge Learning) - campus interview request (12/21)
  • University of Florida (Psycholinguistics) - campus interview request (12/15)
  • Rutgers University (Semantics) - campus interview request (12/30)
  • U Alabama (interviews were in January)
  • UC Berkeley (Historical or Language in Social Context) - campus interview request (1/12)
  • U Washington (Phonology) - shortlist candidates posted as colloquial speakers on their website (1/17)
  • UChicago (Computational Linguistics) - campus interview request (1/19)
  • UC San Diego (Teaching Prof) - Shortlist for campus visits has been chosen. (1/23)
  • UBC (Speech/Phonetics) - campus interview request (1/31)
  • UCLA (syntax/fieldwork) - campus interview requests have been sent (2/21)
  • University of Delaware (Phonetics) - campus intervew request (2/23)

LSA/Phone/Skype interviews[]

  • U Rhode Island (Skype, 12/15)
  • Carleton College (Visiting in Phonology) - LSA interview (12/17)
  • CSU Northridge (Semantics/Pragmatics) - skype interview request (1/12)
  • UCSB (First language acquisition) - skype interview request (11/18)
  • Macalester (open) - skype interview request (11/30)
  • MIT - skype interview request (1/12)
  • UH Mānoa (Syntax) - skype interview request (December)
  • UC Berkeley (Historical or Language in Social Context) - skype interview request (12/20) x2
  • UChicago (Computational Linguistics) - LSA interview request (12/20)
  • University of Kansas (Syntax/Fieldwork) - Skype interview request (December)
  • Yale (Phonology) - Rejection email (01/05) x2
  • USC (Semantics) - LSA interview request (01/05)
  • UC San Diego (Teaching Prof.) - Skype Interviews have occurred (as of 1/15)
  • University of Delaware - Skype interview request (1/29) x2
  • UCLA (syntax/fieldwork) - Skype interview requests have been sent (2/2)
  • University of Alberta (1 year, Quantitative Linguist) -- skype interview request (April)
  • University of Toronto (1 year, sociolingusitics/phonetics) -- skype interview request (April)
  • University of Indiana at Bloomington (1 year visiting sociolinguist) -- skype interview request (April)
  • Saint Mary's University (1 year general linguistics) --- skype interview request (April)

Tenure-Track Jobs[]

Arizona State University (Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Theoretical Linguistics with a specialty in semantics and Native American linguistics and a secondary focus in syntax
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: English
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:

Bennington College (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017)[]

  • NOTE: Bennington does not have a tenure system.

California State University, Fresno (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Semantics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department:
  • URL:
  • Notes:

California State University, Fullerton (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Historical linguistics. Desirable secondary specializations include morphology, Native American languages, and the ability to teach and work in different linguistic traditions, particularly formal linguistics and language typology.
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: English
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:
  • Notified via email that position has been filled. (12/22)

California State University, Chico (Deadline 15 Apr. 2018)[]

- Campus interviewed. Never heard back.

California State University, Northridge (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017 for best consideration)[]

  • Field(s): focus in Semantics and Pragmatics (Highly desirable qualifications: Knowledge of or scholarly work within the framework of cognitive linguistics)
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics/TESL
  • URL: 
  • Notes: Skype interview request (1/12) x2, Campus interview request (2/8) x2
  • An offer was extended and accepted.

Carleton College (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017)[]

Colorado Mesa University (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018)[]

  • Field(s): General linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Languages, Literatures & Mass Communication
  • URL:
  • Notes: $48,000-50,000/yr. Teaching load 4/4.
    • Phone interviews completed
    • They followed up with me (a person they phone interviewed) to say they'd made an offer to someone and it had been accepted. 

Macalester College (Deadline: 15 October 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Open
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: The candidate must be able to teach one or more courses in syntax and computational linguistics.
    • Has anyone who was interviewed heard anything from them yet? (2/9)
      • Nope (2/9)
    • How about now? (3/4)
      • Nope (3/5)
      • I emailed and asked about flyouts a while ago. They said they had met and that I hadn't been selected.
      • I haven't heard anything... (3/5)
    • Rejection email saying the position has been offered to someone else (3/21)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Deadline: 15 December 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Language Acquisition or Experimental/Computational Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics & Philosophy
  • URL:
  • Notes: Invitation for skype interview received; Rejection letter received 1/15; short list selected 2/2

McGill University (Deadline: 6 November 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Semantics/Syntax
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Rejection notice; short list selected (Dec. 15th)

Montclair State University (Deadline: open until filled)[]

  • Field(s): Theoretical Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Applicants studying any aspect of SLA are encouraged to apply, although candidates with a research program that includes corpus-based and/or experimentally-informed approaches would be an especially good fit with current faculty.
    • NOTE: I thought this was already listed on here but now I don't see it, so I reposted.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this position since submitting materials? A: Nope, nothing. Submitted in October.
    • Anything new? (2/14)
  • Offer made and accepted

New York University (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Syntax
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • URL: Chronicle
  • Notes:

Northwestern University (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field: Semantics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Asst. Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes: We are looking for candidates with research and teaching interests in meaning, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research program includes cognitive, computational, and/or social approaches.
    • Any news on this position?
    • Looks like 1 candidate's job talk is listed on the department events calendar.

Rochester Institute of Technology (Deadline: 25 Nov. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): One or more of the following
Deep learning for natural language understanding
Speech and speech technology
Multimodal and linguistic sensors
Human-computer interaction
Linguistic narrative analytics
  • The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on initiatives in artificial intelligence and in digital humanities and social sciences. The position has the possibility of extension beyond Spring 2018.
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2018

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Semantics
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant Professor or beginning Associate Professor
  • URL: Interfolio
  • Notes:
  • Skype interviews conducted by invitation second half of December
  • Invitations extended to short list candidates for campus visits

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Open
  • Department: Linguistics
  • Rank: Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • URL: Interfolio
  • Notes:
  • Invitations extended to short list for campus visits (Dec. 2017)
  • Rejection email (1/8) 

Saarland University (Deadline: 5 Jan. 2018)[]

  • Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
  • Department: Language Science and Technology
  • Rank: Tenure-Track Junior Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes: Letter confirming receipt of application (1/28)

University of Alabama (Deadline: 1 Oct review begins)[]

  • Field(s): Applied Linguistics (Linguistics/TESOL)
  • Department: English
  • Rank: TT Asst. professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Skype Interviews first week of November
    • Campus interviews were completed by end of Jan.

University of British Columbia (Deadline: 08 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Speech/Phonetics and Cognitive Systems
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Any updates on this position? Not for me (x2). They went straight to short list (1/31)

University of California Berkeley (Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017)[]

University of California Los Angeles (Deadline: 10 January 2018)[]

  • Field(s): Formal Syntax or Field Linguistics
  • Rank: TT Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Skype interview request (field linguistics) received, 2018/01/27.

University of California Santa Barbara (Deadline: 4 Nov. 2017)[]

  • The ideal candidate will have primary expertise in first language acquisition grounded in empirical linguistic research on any language(s). The specific area of specialization is open. The ability to contextualize the process of first language acquisition with respect to the discourse functional theoretical orientation of the department is an important priority. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in multiple methodologies, which may include longitudinal, experimental, field and/or ethnographic approaches, and the ability to contribute to important departmental foci, such as corpus linguistics, understudied languages, and/or language socialization. 

University of Delaware (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Phonetics / Laboratory Phonology
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
  • URL:
  • Notes:
    • Skype interview request (1/29)
    • Any updates since the Skype interviews? nothing for me (2/13). Nope as of 2/23.
    • Post-Skype Rejection letter recieved: "We have completed our hiring process" (5/17)

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Deadline: Continuous - application review begins 16 Nov. 2017)[]

  • Applicants are expected to have expertise in formal syntactic theory, and evidence of an active research program. Desirable qualifications include a suitable combination of the following: expertise in semantics, morphology or a language or languages of Asia or the Pacific (especially Austronesian languages).

University of Illinois (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017)[]

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Deadline: 28 Nov. 2017) []

  • Field(s): Semantics
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes:  Any information about this position? (there is already a shortlist; 2/2). [2018/02/05]: Rejection notice received.

University of Oregon (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Fieldwork and Language Description
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Any information about this position?
  • Not for me. (1/27) me neither! (1/28) same here, nothing (2/1), Skype interview (12/15)
  • Rejection email; hiring process complete (3/14)
  • Has anything changed? I saw an ad for this with a deadline of 8 June??

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Deadline: 16 Feb. 2018)[]

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Deadline: 16 Feb. 2018)[]

University of Rochester (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)[]

University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Nov 15, Nov 30)[]

  • Field: Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics: Proficiency Specialty
  • Department: Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • URL:
  • Notes:
  • Must be able to teach one of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

University of Southern California  (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017)[]

University of Texas at San Antonio (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017)[]

University of Washington (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Phonology
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Linguistics
  • URL:
  • Notes: Shortlist posted as colloquial talks on their website

Wellesley College (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017)[]

  • Field(s): Sociolinguistics
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
  • URL:
  • Notes: We seek a candidate whose research program is in sociolinguistics and includes a cross-cultural component. Candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level while maintaining a commitment to their research specialty. Applicants should be able to teach sociolinguistics, general linguistics and an upper level course in their area of specialization. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in linguistics by the appointed start date of the position. 

Yale University (Deadline: 01 Dec. 2017)[]

  • The ideal candidate will have an outstanding research record and promising research program addressing theoretical questions in Phonology, using data from original field work, and potentially making use of experimental methods and/or computational modeling. Candidates will need to be able to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching in Phonology and more generally. Applications are especially welcome from candidates whose research is informed by the study of historical change or lesser studied languages.