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Fieldwork Linguist Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 7th, 2013
Last review date: January 1st, 2014
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 1st, 2014
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 faculty position (Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor level) starting July 1, 2014, for a linguist specializing in fieldwork. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of accomplishment in, and commitment to, fieldwork as attested by publications and other evidence. The ideal candidate will be both strong in linguistic theory and analysis and expert in modern methods of field data collection, organization, and storage. (S)he will be expected to apply for external grant support. Course load (normally four per year) will frequently include our department’s two-course graduate sequence in Field Methods, as well as other graduate and undergraduate courses and supervision of Ph.D. candidates. The Department will support the new faculty member with start-up funds and administrative help; junior faculty receive course releases. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Ph.D. is required before date of hire. Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu. Applicants should provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research, description of teaching philosophy, course evaluations or other material bearing on teaching record, and a link to a web site from which their publications and other writings may be downloaded in electronic form. Applicants should also request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013; final application deadline is January 1, 2014. Members of the Search Committee will be conducting preliminary interviews at the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis and on line. For further information please consult the Search Committee Chair, Kie Zuraw, at kie@ucla.edu. For technical issues involving the application site, please contact the department’s Personnel Officer, Jael Cosico, at jcosico@humnet.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities , and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.




3-5 letters of reference required