[CogSci] Tenure track position in computational language science (University of Florida)

Edith Kaan kaan at ufl.edu
Sun Oct 14 14:04:37 PDT 2018

Title: Assistant Professor in computational language science (Tenure Track)
Location: University of Florida, Department of Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida
Areas Required: linguistics
Start Date: August 16, 2019
Contact: Stefanie Wulff, swulff at ufl.edu<mailto:swulff at ufl.edu>

Application Deadline: 18 November, 2018


The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in computational language science at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2019. This is a 9-month position. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in linguistics, computer science, or a closely-related field. Candidates should have an active research agenda studying language from a computational perspective. Specialization is open, including but not limited to sociolinguistics, neuro/psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and/or language documentation. UF Linguistics seeks to train the next generation of linguists who are comfortable integrating and evaluating computational approaches in their research. To this end, ability to teach computationally-oriented courses is required. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) pursue external research funding, 3) teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession, and 5) seek collaborations within the department as well as with other units on campus such as the UF Data Science and Information Technology Center, the UF Informatics Institute, or the McKnight Brain Institute.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity and inclusion across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, religion and/or cultural background, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Linguistics Department at the University of Florida is a vibrant and congenial unit consisting of 11 full-time faculty and 15 affiliated faculty in the departments of Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese; and the Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication. We offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate minor and undergraduate certificate in TESL and a graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. We have faculty expertise in a wide range of linguistic subfields, and particular strengths in the areas of bilingualism, language documentation, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and African linguistics. Please see our website, lin.ufl.edu<http://lin.ufl.edu/>, for more information about the department.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/56557 and must include: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching and research interests, (3) a CV, (4) 1-3 sample publications, (5) the names and email addresses for three references, and (6) representative teaching evaluations if available. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin on 18 November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

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