Department Chair - Associate Professor, Full Professor

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Linguistics at the University of North Texas invites applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor or equivalent with the additional responsibility as the Chair of the Department.

While the research specialization is open, we are especially interested in candidates whose research complements the typological, fieldwork oriented, data rich, and experimental approaches of the department.  The applicant may visit the department website to learn about our research areas.  We are looking for candidates who are committed to building on existing relationships with other units in the College of Information, including but not limited to the areas of information organization for language data and teaching language using new technologies.

The Chair duties will include supporting current efforts to promote advanced research and programmatic growth within the undergraduate and graduate levels as the Department seeks to extend its national and international recognition.  The applicant may visit the department website to learn about our academic programs.

A PhD in Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or a related field with a preference of background in computational linguistics / natural language processing is sought.

Applicants seeking appointment with tenure at the associate professor rank or full professor rank must meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the appropriate level.

 The Department of Linguistics moved from the College of Arts and Sciences to the College of Information (COI) in Fall 2014, and in Fall 2016 it became the department in the college that includes two other departments: Information Science, and Learning Technologies. The move to COI has positioned the Department of Linguistics in a collaborative environment for developing innovative curricula that incorporate research on language structure and use with database design and management, text mining, computational and quantitative methods in linguistics, and natural language processing. We seek candidates who will foster the existing creative and collaborative environment in the department, and who will build on the existing strengths of the faculty to lead the department in exciting new directions in linguistic research.

UNT is among the top forty largest universities in the nation and is ranked a Tier One university by the Carnegie Classification. UNT offers 101 bachelor’s, 82 master’s, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. Degree programs in the Department of Linguistics include a BA in Linguistics, an MA in Linguistics, and MA in ESL, an Interdisciplinary MS in Computational Linguistics, and a Graduate Academic Certificate in TESOL.

Students in the Information Science (IS) Ph.D. program hosted by the COI Department of Information Science may also opt to do a concentration in linguistics. Additional information about degrees, courses, and faculty can be found at

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is closed.