Assistant/Associate Professor in Computational Linguistics

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Linguistics

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for Assistant or Associate professor tenure-track positions in Computational Linguistics; multiple hires are possible. Successful candidates are expected to have an active research agenda and to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or a closely related field is required. We are interested in candidates who work on any aspects of computational linguistics or natural language processing, including (but not limited to) computational psycholinguistics, machine translation and computational models of language. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching and mentoring are especially encouraged to apply. Target start date is August 16, 2023.  Salary is competitive.


Preference will be given to candidates with PhD in hand by August 15, 2023. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.


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To apply, create your candidate profile through, directly apply to our position and submit application materials by December 1, 2022. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement. Applicants must provide contact information for three references.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  An email request for contact information for three professional references will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. Once the contact information for the references is uploaded into the system, their letters will be invited. Questions about the application process may be directed to IHR Personnel Services-; 217.333.2137. Questions about the position may be directed to Silvina Montrul at

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