Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Deadline for applications: Until filled

The School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics. This position is full-time with a 2/2 teaching load and is renewable for up to two years.

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in Linguistics or related field in hand by Aug 2018; (2) an active research and publication agenda; and (3) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching across a range of linguistics fields.

The candidate will join a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary team of linguists across the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. GIT priorities include growing an innovative curriculum and setting the stage for expansion into an interdisciplinary linguistics minor and graduate programming, as well as strengthening research capacity across disciplines. The candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Linguistics as well as specialized courses. Preferred areas of expertise include corpus-based, computational, cognitive, or quantitative methodologies. Interest and/or experience in applied approaches to language learning and intercultural communication in one of the languages the school offers (Arabic, Chinese, French, or German) is considered an asset.

Candidates should submit a statement of interest highlighting how they meet the job requirements, contact information for three references (including at least one who can address teaching qualifications), a current CV, and a recently published writing sample to in one single PDF document. Please ask your three recommenders to send their letters of recommendation separately to Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted virtually in early/mid-February.

The School Of Modern Languages / Our Degree Programs

The School of Modern Languages ( emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We are currently preparing to launch a Master’s program in Applied Languages and Intercultural studies and are planning an interdisciplinary MS in Global Media Cultures. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.