Linguistics Department

Assistant Professor, Computation Linguistics (tenure track)

The University of Texas at Austin: College of Liberal Arts : Department of Linguistics


Austin, Texas

Open Date

Oct 23, 2020


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a position in Computational Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The position, which is subject to budget availability, will start in Fall 2021. 

We invite applicants from all areas of specialization within Computational Linguistics; we are particularly interested in candidates who use sophisticated computational techniques to gain insight into the nature and structure of human language. We encourage collaboration within the department and with computational linguists in other departments at UT.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program with a promise of continued productivity, apply for external funding as appropriate and necessary for the success of his/her research program, direct graduate research, show evidence of a commitment to diversity in higher education, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. 


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or related field or expect it no later than August 2021. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory. Applicants must show potential as an effective classroom teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a list of courses you are prepared to teach, evidence of past teaching performance or teaching potential, a diversity statement suggesting how you will promote diversity in your research and teaching, samples of published or other written work, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled; however applications received after this date may not receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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