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UCLA Linguistics Department Faculty Position in Field Linguistics

Position overview

Position title: Faculty

Application Window

Open date: August 19th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 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.

Position description

The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a ladder faculty position (tenured or tenure-track), starting July 1, 2022, for a specialist in field linguistics. Candidates whose research bears on phonological theory are especially welcome. The ideal candidate will be both strong in linguistic theory and analysis and expert in modern methods of field data collection, organization, and storage, and will have experience working in partnership with native speaker communities. We anticipate making an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but applications from strongly qualified senior candidates are welcome.

Ph.D. is required before date of hire. In general, candidates should have an outstanding record in research and teaching; candidates for an entry-level appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor should show great potential for outstanding research and teaching.

The teaching load is normally four courses per year, 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.

Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site; 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; an Equity, diversity and inclusion Statement describing your past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see below for more info); and course evaluations and/or other material bearing on their teaching record. We also request that you upload to the site anonymized copies of your research samples; it is not necessary to expunge all mentions of your name in the text, but please remove or obscure your name where it is clearly identified as the author, such as the front page, top-of-page headers, and explicit self-citations (“As I argued in…”) in the text. Applicants should request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Applications are due November 1, 2021. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online in late November. For further information about the position please contact the Search Committee at the contact email below; for help with the application process please contact the staff member listed below. Application materials must be submitted through the UC Recruit system website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06791.

Search Committe Contact: Harold Torrence htorrence@humnet.ucla.edu
Staff Contact: Ana Ramirez anaramirez@humnet.ucla.edu

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. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/ and related EDI Statement FAQ document https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. is required before date of hire.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Statement

  • Three Representative Research Papers

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Candidates submit the names and contact information during the application process. All required letters need to be submitted to UC Recruit by the application deadline.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06791

Help contact: anaramirez@humnet.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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