Assistant Professor in Linguistics
University of Texas Austin Department of Linguistics
United States


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a specialist in psycholinguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure track. The position begins on August 18, 2020 and is contingent on funding.


Our new colleague will be an early career scholar (new PhDs through advanced Assistant Professors) whose child- or adult-focused psycholinguistic research will add methodological strengths to our department, including, but not limited to, experimental design, quantitative methods, computational modeling, imaging, and/or electrophysiological methods. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose program of research will complement the current areas of expertise in our department (syntax & semantics; phonetics & phonology; computational linguistics; documentary, descriptive & historical linguistics; and sign language linguistics). The new hire will also enjoy the opportunity to interact with other scholars engaged in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research across campus, including the Departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Duties include: (a) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in psycholinguistics and related topics; (b) Directing thesis and dissertation research; (c) Conducting original research and publication, (d) Advising undergraduate and graduate students; and (e) Performing departmental and institutional service.

The Department of Linguistics and University of Texas at Austin are committed to a diverse and inclusive working environment. Candidates who are currently, or who will potentially, make outstanding contributions to the diversity and inclusion efforts of their scholarly field or institution, are especially encouraged to apply.


Consideration of application materials will begin November 4, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the search is closed.


Requirements include: (a) The Ph.D., in Linguistics, Psychology, or other related field, awarded no later than August 17, 2020; (b) Excellence or potential for excellence as a teacher, researcher and leader.


Application Instructions

Interested persons should submit the following materials electronically to

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement describing your research program
  • list of courses you are prepared to teach
  • evidence of past teaching performance or teaching potential
  • up to 3 samples of published or other written work
  • statement on how your experience or commitment to diversity may contribute to the diversity and inclusion efforts of the University of Texas
  • three letters of recommendation 

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Richard P. Meier, Chair, Department of Linguistics (


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