Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boulder County, Colorado
Jul 15, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology
  • Job Number: 19500
  • Functional Area: Research - Social Science
  • Department: Anthropology Program
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Schedule:

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY, Anthropology Program , to teach the twelve-unit course "Language, Culture, and Communication" each year. In addition, will devote three to five hours each week to the Language and Technology Lab , coordinating a recurring workshop, updating the website, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research partners.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED : a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The area of geographic expertise is open, though we encourage scholars whose work engages with global languages and cultures. PREFERRED : research interest in the relationship between language and technology, broadly conceived; experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, including computational methods; and experience with collaborative research and a desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a leadership capacity. Job #19500

Questions about the position may be addressed to Carolyn Carlson at

The annual stipend is $66,000.00 plus employee benefits.

In addition to applying via the MIT website, applicants should submit the following materials in electronic form (PDF format) through the Academic Jobs Online portal at : a cover letter summarizing fields of expertise, qualifications for the associate position, and research agenda; a one-page summary of the dissertation; a one chapter- or article-length writing sample; a sample syllabus for an introductory-level course in linguistic anthropology (e.g., "Culture and Communication"), and if possible, a portfolio showing evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness; and a curriculum vitae, including names of three referees. Letters of reference will be requested as needed and should not be included with the application.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is 5:00 pm EST on May 15, 2021. Please note that applications received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal, beginning September 9, 2021.


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