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UCLA Linguistics Department: Ladder Faculty Position in Computational Linguistics

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a ladder faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level starting July 1, 2020, for a computational linguist. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong engagement with linguistic theories and great potential for outstanding research and teaching.

The teaching load will normally be four courses per year, mostly in computational linguistics, and will include graduate and undergraduate courses as well as graduate student advising. Faculty members also customarily participate in informal seminars attended by graduate students and other faculty members working in their subfield. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Ph.D. is required before date of hire.

Applications should be submitted using the UC Recruit system; see the application URL below. Applicants should provide a brief cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research statement; three representative research papers; a description of teaching philosophy; Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion describing their past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and course evaluations and/or other material bearing on their teaching record. Applicants should request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site.

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted to the application link by December 1, 2019. Applications will not be accepted after December 17, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online in January or February. For further information please write to the contact email address below.

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who have contributed to equity and diversity efforts in teaching and service, whose research addresses issues concerning diversity, or who have experience in mentoring women and underrepresented groups.

The application materials must be submitted through the UC Recruit system website at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Research Statement

  • Three Representative research Papers

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Course Evaluations - and/or other material bearing on teaching record

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required