Assistant Professor - English (Linguistics)

  • Baruch College
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

The English Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a focus in Theoretical / Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will serve as Assistant Professor in the English Department beginning August 25, 2022.

The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our mission of educating one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S. Successful candidates will collaborate with current faculty to help design and teach upper division courses in linguistics and first-year writing for multilingual students.

The Assistant Professor of Theoretical/Computational Linguistics will have expertise within the following scholarly areas: general theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology, historical linguistics) and/or computational linguistics. Additional welcome areas of interest may include natural language processing, language and cognition, language acquisition, underrepresented/minority languages, language variation and bilingualism, world Englishes, writing studies, corpus linguistics, and/or computer-assisted language learning. The candidate would be able to engage with the applied orientation of the department, teaching theoretical linguistics to a general audience of students while inciting interest in its growing practical applications. Teaching graduate courses is possible with an appointment to the CUNY Graduate Center Linguistics Program. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to work across disciplinary interests within the English Department, and with such other departments and programs at the college such as Modern Languages, Translation Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, and/or Black and Latino Studies.

Baruch College, part of the City University of New York system, enjoys a central Manhattan location with easy access to museums and other cultural venues. U.S. News & World Report ranks Baruch #1 for lowest debt and #4 for ethnic diversity among universities in the north region. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a highly diverse, intellectually curious undergraduate population in one of the largest public, urban university systems in the U.S. CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability   Employer.


 Compensation and Benefits:                                               
 CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. by August 26, 2022, in Linguistics, English, or a related field. Applicants should have experience teaching on the undergraduate level, with preference given to those who have taught or developed upper division courses in linguistics and who have experience teaching first-year writing, particularly courses devoted to ELL students. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Applicants also should have a good understanding of and experience with teaching a diverse student body.

How to Apply: 

STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23013.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting. Candidate should submit:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- Diversity narrative describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university
- A writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced)
- A teaching portfolio showcasing the following:
- A statement of Teaching Philosophy
- A sample syllabus  

STEP TWO - Go to  
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. 

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:  

Applications submitted by November 23 will receive first consideration.  We will continue to accept and review applications until December 23. We will begin conducting preliminary interviews by video conference or phone in January.


EEO Statement:                        

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.