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Assistant Professor - Linguistics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Linguistics

Title: Assistant Professor - Linguistics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington-Seattle invites applications for a tenure-track position in language acquisition and morphosyntactic processing at the level of Assistant Professor, starting September 15, 2020. 

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching and service; the successful applicant will develop a high-impact research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise student research. This position is full-time (100% FTE), with a 9-month service period. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; 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. 


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Linguistics or a related field by the start of employment.


Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a research statement (2 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), a statement of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (1 page), two representative publications or writing samples, and three confidential letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to Interfolio for consideration. A third publication may be uploaded to "Additional Documents" but is not required.

Priority will be given to applications received before December 2, 2019. 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 or (206) 543-2046. Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (