Posted on: 
October 21, 2022

The Linguistics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for 3 tenure track assistant professor positions with anticipated starting dates of August 2023. Applicants for these positions should already have a PhD (Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or allied fields) or expect to have one by August 2023 and should be prepared to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We seek to make three hires distributed across the domains of linguistic theory (syntax, meaning, and sound/sign). Candidates may use diverse methodologies for addressing research questions including: formal theory construction, language description and analysis, fieldwork, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, computational modeling. Candidates will have the opportunity to interface with one or more other university strengths in infant studies, computation, neuroscience, philosophy and the language sciences. Candidates with a strong research program in the cognitive neuroscience of language will be considered for a joint appointment with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI).

Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Prof. Jeffrey Lidz, [email protected]. Applications for the positions must be made online through ejobs.umd.edu and must include a cover letter, a current CV, research, teaching and contributions to diversity statements, samples of written work, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names of three or four references.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

For best consideration applications should be made by Dec. 1, 2022. These searches are contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland, and is located just outside Washington D.C. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Public contact information: 

Jeffrey Lidz, [email protected]


Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Neurolinguistics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax.