Employment Information

The School of Languages and Cultures has the following position open:


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Date Available: August 2023


Principal Duties: Purdue University’s School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is seeking two computational linguists specializing in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning for an academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). These faculty members will hold 100% appointments in SLC and will also be affiliated with the Department of Linguistics in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The successful candidates will develop and/or lead a nationally recognized research program and will work together to develop a curriculum in AI and SLA. The faculty holding this position will also create and disseminate relevant knowledge through student instruction and research. They will teach courses at all levels, both in English and in one of the languages housed in SLC, and are expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate student mentorship.

Qualifications: The candidates must have a Ph.D. in linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related field with expertise in computational linguistics and a focus on AI and/or NLP. This position also requires advanced proficiency in one of the fourteen languages offered in SLC, with strong oral and written communication skills in that language as well as in English. The candidates must have the proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research and the potential to secure internal and external research grants. Candidates will be expected to be committed to and actively support the mission of SLC. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting-edge social science research methods. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university. Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Languages and Cultures are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22130/ 

Applications must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) cover letter; 3) research statement of one to three pages that includes a description of how the candidate plans to integrate their research into the teaching of languages and cultures; 4) teaching philosophy of one to three pages; and 5) contact information for three references.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Languages and Cultures are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, please contact Ms. Joni Hipsher, Lead Administrative Assistant for the School of Languages and Cultures, via email at jlhipshe@purdue.edu. 


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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