INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Sociolinguistics Specialist

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • global
  • Jul 29, 2021
Full time Bible Trans/Literacy Missionary Lang. Dev. Nonprofit-Christian Ministry

Job Description

Imagine someone handed you a vital present, but you weren’t given the tools to open it? Sociolinguistics is the first step in giving language communities the tools to access the gift of Bible translation! 

As a supported* sociolinguistics specialist, you would bring sociolinguistic knowledge and awareness in the areas of language vitality and multilingualism to contribute to the work of Bible translation. 

Today, over 2000 people groups, 170 million people, still don’t have the Bible translated into their languages! Wycliffe USA believes the Word of God can transform lives when people hear it in their own language or form, and we urgently need you to join the team!

Job Location: Global

Wycliffe USA has many open positions located in Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas, and the Pacific! No matter where you live, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States as per U.S. employment laws.

Every day is different! One day you might conduct sociolinguistic research and write up reports. Another day you might train others and develop training materials or growth plans. Still another day you might mentor, coach, and develop a network of peers.

This job might be for you if…

  • You have a Bachelor’s in Sociolinguistics, linguistics, missiology, intercultural studies, a related social science, or the equivalent in experience. 
  • You have excellent communication skills and are comfortable using technology. 
  • You’re curious about people and how they use their languages, and you value sensitivity in cross-cultural communication. 
  • You’re a critical thinker and a creative problem solver. 


Supported staff (missionaries) with Wycliffe Bible Translators USA are members of a faith-based organization. If you become a member, you will receive extensive training and helpful tools to raise a team of prayer and financial partners in ministry; the gifts given to the preference of your ministry account provide for your salary, benefits and ministry-related expenses.

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