Posted on: 
December 8, 2020

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applicants for an entry-level, tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics. The successful applicant will be housed in English while playing a key role in our recently developed interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Computational Linguistics. This new program involves faculty from the Departments of English, World Languages and Literatures, and Computer Science and Engineering and confers the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, the candidate will also teach courses in the core areas of linguistics populated by students from a variety of majors, requiring the ability to reach students with varying amounts of linguistics preparation. While we invite applicants with any specialization within Computational Linguistics, those specializing in natural language processing or computational sociolinguistics are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those with industry experience. Applicants with expertise in translation may also be interested in the position in Translation Studies currently open in UNR’s Department of World Languages and Literatures- Our tenure-track faculty teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research, typically teaching a 2/2 load. The start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

Required Qualifications • A Ph.D. in linguistics, computer science, or a related field in hand by the start date • An established or clearly developing research agenda in any sub-area of computational linguistics • A record of, or potential for, publishing in top-tier journals and presses in relevant fields • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications • Ability to teach a range of courses in the core areas of linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels • Ability to teach relevant undergraduate courses in computer science • Evidence of, or potential to, attract external grant funding • Evidence of attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service To Apply:

Compensation Grade/Rank Assistant Professor

Department Information The UNR Department of English is collegial and multidisciplinary, with energetic and growing undergraduate and graduate programs in Literature, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing as well as Linguistics. Our department is committed to excellence in research and teaching as well as to leadership across campus and the diverse northern Nevada community. Additional information about the Department can be found here:

College and University Information The University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Liberal Arts strongly value diversity, equity and inclusion. Besides housing a growing interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Race and Identity Studies, the College has a Latino Research Center and affiliated faculty in the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias, and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we are working to dismantle racism, visit our Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. The University of Nevada, Reno is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color and we are officially an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant, tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service in a pluralistic environment. The University has a dynamic intellectual, artistic, and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno—an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music, and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse, and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. The University of Nevada, Reno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a Dual Career Assistance Program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Total Compensation The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, and health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Contact Information for this position Search Chair: Ian Clayton, [email protected]

Required Attachment(s) Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, and additional documents sections of the application will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachments will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk [email protected] A complete application will include: Please attach the following attachments to your application 1)A complete Curriculum Vita 2) A cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching experience 3) Three letters of recommendation 4) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying 5) Two research-based writing samples Posting Close Time Applications must be received by 11:59pm on January14th. This posting will close at 12:00am on January15th. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior. Search Coordinator: Brenda Kishpaugh, [email protected]

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Search Coordinator: Brenda Kishpaugh, [email protected]

Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Computational Linguistics.