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Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Linguistics

Title: Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Position Details

Position Description

A tenure-track appointment is intended in the area of phonology beginning September 2021. As the department seeks to complement and build on its existing strengths, applications are encouraged from scholars specializing in laboratory phonology, computational phonology, sound change or modeling of phonological variation; whose research focuses on languages other than English (including signed languages, endangered or under-studied languages, and stigmatized linguistic varieties); and who are eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader linguistics and language processing community at the University of Washington.  The Department of Linguistics is firmly committed to diversity and inclusion (

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.


Applications should include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a teaching statement; a diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s research, teaching and collegiality. Materials should be uploaded to Interfolio here.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Sharon Hargus (

Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2020.  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

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