Assistant Professor - Neuro/Psycholinguistics

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor - Neuro/Psycholinguistics

Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in neuro/psycholinguistics at the rank of assistant professor, to  begin August 16, 2018. We seek a colleague with a primary specialization in neuro/psycholinguistics. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) apply for and obtain external research funding, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession, and 5) collaborate with faculty in other units on campus, such as the McKnight Brain Institute. 

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, 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 culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. 

The Linguistics Department at the University of Florida is a vibrant and congenial unit consisting of 9 full-time faculty and 11 affiliated faculty in the departments of Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese; and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. We offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate minor in TESOL and a graduate certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. We have faculty expertise in a wide range of linguistic subfields with specializations in language documentation, African linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and the core areas. UF Linguistics will be hosting the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) in Summer 2018. Please see our website,, for more information about the department.

The Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute is one of the world's largest research institutions devoted to the brain. It houses several research-dedicated MRI scanners, among which two 3T scanners for research with human participants. The Institute’s research and educational programs incorporate over 300 faculty members from 51 academic departments and 10 colleges. For more information, please visit

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.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, or a closely-related field, and a primary specialization in neuro/psycholinguistics. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching and research interests, (3) a CV, sample publications, (4) the names and email addresses for three references, and (5) representative teaching evaluations if available. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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