College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor - Department of Linguistics (102207)

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Assistant Professor

Computational Linguistics with Specialization in Speech Processing

Department of Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics with specialization in Speech Processing at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position. The target start date of appointment is August 16, 2019. Salary is competitive.

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a related field, is required. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in independent research, be highly qualified for undergraduate and graduate teaching, and demonstrate the potential to attract external funding. We are particularly interested in scholars active in the areas of speech and language processing, deep learning, machine learning, with enough supplementary background in linguistics or phonetics to engage with Linguistics colleagues in collaborative initiatives and to help train students in the LING MA, PhD, and BA programs, in addition to the BS in Computer Science & Linguistics (CS+LING) and Master of Science in Speech and Language Processing Technologies (MS-SLPT) programs. An interest in multilingual speech processing is preferred. The ideal candidate will complement and build on existing strengths within the department, and will be eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader linguistics and language processing community at the University of Illinois. Our setting provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching, supported by our renowned libraries, the UIUC Research Board, and the interdisciplinary research communities in facilities like the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The department has strong ties to industry and to other Illinois departments that are home to computer scientists, engineers, library scientists, psychologists and speech & hearing scientists.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, up to three sample publications, teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching and research, and names and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees (or Interfolio) will be contacted electronically by the department within a few days after submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted. For more information contact [email protected]

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received no later than December 3, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Department and the Illinois Community. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor - Department of Linguistics (102207)
Open Date: 08/30/2018
Close Date: 12/03/2018
Organization Name: Linguistics





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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