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We're hiring: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics or related field, an active research program in Computational Linguistics, as well as the ability to teach courses in this and related areas at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University has a strong focus on computational linguistics, in particular its interface with theoretical and experimental linguistics. It offers 4 degree programs in Linguistics (BA, MA, MA Comp Ling, PhD), and is developing an Undergraduate Track in Computational Linguistics. For more information, please visit: 

The ideal candidate would be expected to 

(1) maintain an active research program in computational linguistics that addresses concerns in one or more core areas of linguistics, complementing and enhancing the Department's strengths, 

(2) contribute to the ongoing development of the Department's graduate and undergraduate curricula and degree programs, 

(3) initiate new collaborations and expand existing ones with other computational research groups on campus, in particular, those in Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Neurobiology as well as at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), 

(4) strengthen the department’s connections with the local IT industry. 

Anticipated Start Date: Fall, 2020.   

Those interested in this position should:

1.  Complete the online Applicant Information Survey Do not submit this survey to the department with your application. (Completion of this form is voluntary and in no way affects the decision regarding your employment opportunity.)  With questions regarding the survey, please email

2.  Submit a  State Employment Application  cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply. Alternatively, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.

3. Complete the  Academic Jobs Online application  and submit the following documents:

  • cover letter and CV 

  • three representative articles or other writing samples 

  • research statement (2 pp maximum) 

  • teaching statement (2 pp maximum) 

  • 3 letters of recommendation (to be submitted directly) 

For fullest consideration, submit applications by December 1, 2019. 

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information: 
Professor John F. Bailyn 
Chair, Computational Linguistics Search Committee 
Dept. of Linguistics
Stony Brook University 
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376
Fax: (631) 632-9789


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