Job posting: Linguistics Undergraduate Research Assistants

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with Ada Deer Professor Monica Macaulay

Work as part of the research team on the National Science Foundation grant “Comparative Database of Algonquian Derivational Morphology

Term: Academic year 2023-2024

Two positions available.

The REU students will gain valuable research experience and skills, as well as an introduction to the structure of Algonquian languages and knowledge of the family as a whole.


Duties and activities will include:

  • weekly check-in meetings with entire project team
  • weekly REU meetings with other project members, including “Algonquian bootcamp,” where we introduce basic concepts
  • readings and discussion of readings
  • research using books, journal articles, and databases
  • specific contributions to the project, potentially including but not limited to: bibliography development, work with a reference manager, data entry, database programming

Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, responsible, and interested in learning about word formation in the languages of the Algonquian family.


Attributes preferred (but not required):

  • prior research experience
  • experience with Google Sheets
  • completion of at least Linguistics 310 (Phonology) and Linguistics 322 (Morphology)
  • for one position, double major in linguistics and computer science with knowledge of JavaScript

Compensation is $1,800 per semester, paid in a lump sum at the beginning of each semester (Fall 2023, Spring 2024). Students must plan to be registered for both semesters.


Most work will be remote; some meetings may be in person.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you’re interested in the position and what relevant background you have) to:


Deadline: September 6, 2023


Applicants will be notified of our decision by September 8, 2023.