Linguistics – Assistant Professor (AA25830)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Linguistics

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA25830

Position Details

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington. A tenure-track appointment is intended in the area of phonology beginning September 2018.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service; the successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise student research, and develop a high-impact research program. This position is full-time (100% FTE), with a 9-month service period.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Linguistics or a related field and be highly qualified for undergraduate and graduate teaching and independent research. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  However, we are particularly interested in scholars with specialization in laboratory phonology, computational phonology, or modeling phonological variation; we especially welcome applicants whose research focuses on languages other than English (including ASL).   The ideal candidate will complement and build on existing strengths within the department and will be eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader linguistics and language processing community at the University of Washington.

The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Application Instructions

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation, should be uploaded to Interfolio at  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Sharon Hargus (

 Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2017.  Please contact the department if you need a disability accommodation or further information regarding the status of the application or on how to apply at:

(206) 543-2046

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.