Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time tenure-line Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Linguistics whose research focuses on any aspect of African American Language, from any research perspective within linguistics. Our department has concentrations in applied linguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, and theoretical/formal linguistics. We welcome applicants with expertise in any of these areas, or others (e.g. linguistic anthropology, psycholinguistics, educational linguistics, language policy). We especially encourage applications from scholars who are members of groups historically underrepresented in academia.

For the first year, the successful candidate will hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow. The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow Program at Georgetown attracts new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track, and will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, when they will devote their full-time effort to building their research programs. The regular teaching load for this position is 2-2. Fellows will be paired with two senior faculty mentors.



A Ph.D. in Linguistics or an adjacent field is required prior to appointment start date (August 1, 2023). Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching as well as research. They should also demonstrate in their application a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that fosters DEI in a university community.


Application Instructions:

Submit the following required materials via Interfolio at this site:

1. A cover letter describing your research, teaching, and service, and how the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in each of these components

2. a CV

3. one writing sample or recent publication

4. Contact information for three recommenders. Recommenders may be contacted for letters at a later stage in the search process.


Applications are due by November 15, 2022.


For questions related to this position, please contact: Jennifer Nycz, Associate Professor of Linguistics,


About the Department

The mission of the Linguistics Department at Georgetown is to contribute knowledge of a diversity of linguistic phenomena through different modes of inquiry. We examine language through its structure, acquisition, use in context, and via computational models. We value the legitimacy and relevance of research at every level of analysis. We house a doctoral program and a master's of science which are structured along four concentrations, and we offer a major and a minor in linguistics. With all our curricular programs, our faculty and student research, and our service to the field and the community, we provide a foundation of linguistic study built upon a tradition of unique pluralism.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. 

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