Job Openings

Applied Linguistics: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Georgetown University,
Washington DC, USA


The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington DC invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level. The ideal candidate will have significant training and experience in one or more of the following key areas of applied linguistics: applied psycholinguistics, focusing on adult second language processing; critical applied linguistics, including the sociopolitics of language education and language learning as contested sites of power and inequity; and/or applied corpus linguistics, especially the collection, annotation, and computer-automated analysis of nonnative and multilingual use of language. We are especially interested in candidates who can augment and complement the existing strengths in applied linguistics at Georgetown University and who have a strong record of research and promise of continued scholarly productivity. The successful candidate will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service and will be committed to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in applied linguistics topics within their area(s) of expertise.

RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; full-time academic year (9-month) salary; excellent benefits.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or related field. Degree must be conferred by the time of appointment. Demonstrated record of research in applied linguistics. Demonstrated record of independent teaching in languages and/or applied linguistics at the college level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Scholarly productivity as demonstrated by publications in the field of applied linguistics. Demonstrated excellence in teaching applied linguistics at the university level. Some proficiency in language(s) other than English. Experience in mentoring doctoral students.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Appointment begins August 1, 2018.

TO APPLY: Applications must include 1) a cover letter stating interest and suitability for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) 1-3 representative publications, 4) the names and full contact information of three referees. Complete application materials must be submitted via email to: Mr. Conor Sinclair, Please send as PDF files in a zipped folder with the applicant’s name. Applications should be addressed to: Applied Linguistics Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1437 37th Street NW, Box 571051, Poulton Hall 250, Washington, DC 20057-1051, USA. Inquiries about the search can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Lourdes Ortega (

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.