The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line Assistant Professor position with a start date of September 1, 2013. We are looking for candidates with primary research and teaching interests in morphology, syntax, or semantics, and their interfaces with other areas of linguistics. Candidates with demonstrated research and teaching strengths in one or more of following areas are especially encouraged to apply: • language variation and change in individuals or linguistic communities; • first or second language acquisition; • natural language processing. The ideal candidate will also possess language breadth and methodological versatility, and will have analyzed experimental data, field data, or natural language corpora in order to address theoretical issues. Preference will be given to those applicants who will contribute to the department's active role in interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives. Although we expect to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor, more senior candidates will also be considered. Candidates must hold a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date. To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2012. Please send a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Candidates should arrange to have their reference letters sent directly to the search committee. Send all materials (hard copy) to: Linguistics Search Committee Department of Linguistics Northwestern University 2016 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208-4090 USA (phone 847-491-7020; fax 847-491-3770) E-mail inquiries should be directed to [email protected] (our web site can be found at: http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially welcome. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.