Assistant Professor of Linguistics

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Linguistics. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD degree in Linguistics or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2020; (2) an active research and publication agenda; and (3) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching across a range of linguistics fields. Recommended areas of expertise include corpus-based, computational, cognitive, or quantitative methodologies. Interest and/or experience in applied approaches to language learning and intercultural studies in one of the languages offered by the School is strongly recommended.

The candidate will join a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary team of linguists across the School of Modern Languages, the School of Psychology, and the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our priorities include growing an innovative curriculum and setting the stage for expansion into interdisciplinary linguistics undergraduate and graduate programming. The candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Linguistics as well as Applications of Linguistics and other specialized courses.

The School of Modern Languages emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We offer two Master’s programs, an MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural studies and an MS in Global Media Cultures. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching portfolio that includes their advising and mentoring philosophy, a writing sample (preferably a recently published), and names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as one PDF file to Please ask three recommenders to send their letters of recommendation separately to At least one letter should address teaching qualifications. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date. Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cecilia Montes-Alcala at Application deadline is October 28, 2019, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Virtual interviews will be conducted in early November with on campus visits estimated in late November and early December. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

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