Georgia State University
Assistant Professor of Natural Language Processing

The Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL at Georgia State University (downtown Atlanta campus) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Natural Language Processing to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses and seminars in Natural Language Processing and to supervise graduate research for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. As appropriate, new faculty will have an opportunity to affiliate with the Department of Computer Science. Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2-2 course load. Teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels. Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications: 1) a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, linguistics, computer sciences, cognitive sciences, or other related fields by date of hire (August 2022); 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program; 3) evidence of ability to work on large, collaborative projects; and 4) evidence of the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta. Georgia State is the largest research university in the state of Georgia and a national leader in innovative efforts to promote student success. It ranks among the nation’s top 115 universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of the Highest Research Activity and research faculty received $142 million in external research funding during the 2021 fiscal year. Georgia State is the 10th most racially and ethnically diverse university in the nation; demonstrating that students of all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success is central to the university’s mission. The Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL ( is committed to enhancing its research and instructional excellence by increasing the diversity of its faculty.

The department encourages applicants with a passion for teaching and mentoring our students. 

Applicants should submit: 1) a Cover Letter (2 single-spaced pages) that includes an overview of commitments to research, teaching, and diversity and evidence of qualifications for the position; 2) a CV including a complete publication list (if the doctorate is not already in hand, please indicate the expected date of graduation); and 3) the names and affiliations of three potential referees. All three documents should be combined into a single PDF file (LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf) and submitted as an email attachment to Chair, Natural Language Processing Search Committee, at Those applicants long-listed by the search committee will be contacted for three reference letters. Applications received by November 15, 2021 are assured full consideration; preliminary interviews will be conducted via WebEx. 

Offer of employment conditional upon background verification. Please direct questions to Dr. Scott Crossley at

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.