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CUNY Advanced Assistant Professor or Early Associate Professor - MA/PhD Program in Linguistics in New York, New York

Advanced Assistant Professor or Early Associate Professor - MA/PhD Program in Linguistics

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Graduate Center

Full/Part Time





Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and program assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000-square-foot facility in upper Manhattan designed to promote collaboration among scientists in global research and innovation. CUNY values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university.

The Graduate Center benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The MA/PhD Program in Linguistics is a major center for intellectual exchange and graduate training in the heart of New York City. Like many other MA/PhD programs at the Graduate Center, the Linguistics Program features a small cohort of central-line faculty members who teach full time in the program and a much larger group of “consortial” faculty members who also teach and advise students at the Graduate Center in addition to their primary appointments at other colleges within the CUNY system. This arrangement provides our students with access to unparalleled breadth and depth in field coverage and approaches to scholarship and enables the program to select the most accomplished researchers from the linguists who also teach at the senior colleges within CUNY.

The Linguistics Program seeks applications for a tenure track position at the advanced assistant or early associate professor level whose research interests combine computational linguistics and psycholinguistics or experimental linguistics broadly defined (experimental sociolinguistics, experimental phonology, experimental syntax, etc.).

The faculty, students, and staff in the Linguistics Program are committed to recruiting, mentoring, and supporting faculty of color and other under-represented groups, ensuring that our courses and syllabi include diverse viewpoints and scholars, creating a welcoming environment for all. We strive to collaborate with language communities in our research and find meaningful ways to advocate for their goals.

This appointment will be at the Graduate Center. The Professor will teach, train, and mentor graduate MA and PhD students while conducting research and sharing their knowledge.

The appointment will begin on August 25, 2023.

Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to have a strong record of teaching and scholarly achievement and to maintain a vibrant computational-experimental research program. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. The remainder of the faculty member's load will be filled with advising and service.

The new hire will assist in teaching computational linguistics courses (i.e., Introduction to Computational Linguistics Methods I & II, Language Technology, Corpus Analysis, and Advanced Natural Language Processing) and courses in experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics. The new hire would also help with MA/PhD advising, and mentorship of students in the computational linguistics track and other students interested in experimental approaches.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and in the office. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Candidates should hold a PhD in linguistics with a specialization in computational linguistics and either psycholinguistics or experimental linguistics broadly defined (experimental sociolinguistics, experimental phonology, experimental syntax, etc.). We encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply. Applicants must have previous experience in teaching and in mentoring student research in computational, psycholinguistics, or experimental linguistics. Experience directing an active research lab and mentoring students’ work is strongly desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in computational linguistics

  • A strong background in psycholinguistics or experimental linguistics

  • Documented experience working with speech and/or text corpora

  • Documented experience designing, planning, modeling, and/or interpreting experimental data

  • Documented experience of independent scientific work resulting in publications in scientific journals or conference proceedings

Other desired qualifications:

  • Documented experience with the Python programming language, including teaching and software development

  • Documented experience using and teaching machine learning for speech and/or text data, including neural network methods

  • Documented experience using and teaching statistical analysis

  • Documented experience teaching formal and/or mathematical linguistics


$99,532-$117,805, the maximum salary for an Assistant Professor is $99,532 and the maximum salary for an Associate Professor is $117,805. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

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Please submit:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Cover letter

  • Statement of teaching interests, evidence of successful classroom teaching and mentoring, and a statement of research interests.

  • Contact information for 3 professional references (name, title, and email). Reference letters will be requested at a later date for select candidates

Please submit all documents in Word or PDF format.


January 16, 2023


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