Assistant Teaching Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Linguistics Program in the College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for a benefits-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to start in fall 2021. This is a continuing position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts; teaching faculty are also eligible to hold leadership positions at all levels of faculty governance.

The NU Linguistics Program is a thriving undergraduate program that offers degrees in linguistics as well as a number of combined majors that bring together disciplines related to linguistics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and have the academic background and expertise needed to teach introductory linguistics as well as a range of topics, especially language and culture, sociolinguistics, and language and gender. Ability to teach forensic linguistics or computational linguistics a plus.

Teaching a base load of six courses per academic year in the Linguistics Program, with the topic areas of the courses to be determined by the Program Director, taking into account the individual's area of expertise and interest and the needs of the Program. Service contributions are also expected.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics is required by the appointment start date. A record of teaching excellence, and strong communication and teamwork skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Salary Grade:
Full-time non-tenure track

Additional Information:
To apply, please go to and navigate to this job listing, then click “Apply to this job.” Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching approach and philosophy, and a diversity and equity statement. Applications received by May 24 can be assured the fullest review; rolling submissions will be accepted after that date. Questions should be addressed to Prof. H. Littlefield, Search Committee Chair,

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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