Assistant Professor/Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in Psycholinguistics
University of Chicago, Department of Linguistics
United States

Assistant Professor/Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in Psycholinguistics

Position Type: Faculty



Position Description: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psycholinguistics. The successful candidate will be a strong junior scholar and educator and will play a key role in fostering the Department's experimental program, complementing and enhancing our current strengths in syntax, semantics, phonology, field work, language contact and language documentation. Fluency in a wide range of experimental methods, as well as statistical and cognitive modeling techniques are desirable.


A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the Department of Linguistics and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the discipline, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native. Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, which is a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Instructor for an initial two-year period. A successful candidate appointed as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow during the term of appointment will teach one class per year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their progress toward promotion. Following successful review, Postdoctoral Fellows will be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their initial term.


Candidates are required to have completed all requirements for receiving the PhD by the position's start date.


Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and representative examples of their scholarship; these materials should be submitted electronically at for posting 04030. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Jason Moore, Linguistics Department Administrator, at


The committee will begin to review applications on 15 February, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For questions about the position, contact Ming Xiang at

Additional Information or Requirements:

Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Research Statement

Publication 1
Optional Applicant Documents: Publication 2

Writing Sample 1
Writing Sample 2
Publication 3

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