Posted on: 
November 14, 2017

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in January 2018, with specialization in computational linguistics and/or innovative technical or scientific methods in language science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), with a focus on one or more areas of application. Possible areas include:

• Deep learning for natural language understanding
• Speech and speech technology
• Multimodal and linguistic sensors
• Human-computer interaction
• Linguistic narrative analytics

The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on initiatives in artificial intelligence and in digital humanities and social sciences. The position has the possibility of extension beyond Spring 2018.

We are seeking a scholar who engages in disciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork, student mentoring, and has a coherent plan for grant seeking activities.

The teaching assignment may be Introduction to Language Science, Language Technology, Introduction to NLP, Science and Analytics of Speech (acoustic and experimental phonetics), Spoken Language Processing (automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis), Seminar in Computational Linguistics.

Please submit your online application, CV, cover letter, and:

• Research statement
• Teaching statement
• Copy of transcripts of graduate coursework
• Sample publication
• The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references
• Statement of diversity

Public contact information: 

Questions regarding this position can be directed to the search committee chair-Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm at

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2017 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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