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UCLA Linguistics: Ladder Faculty Position in Syntax or Field Linguistics

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Job Title: UCLA Linguistics: Ladder Faculty Position in Syntax or Field Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax or Field Linguistics


The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a ladder faculty position (tenured or tenure-track), starting July 1, 2018,
for a specialist in either of the following areas: (1) formal syntax; (2) field linguistics. Candidates for the field linguistics
area whose research bears on phonological theory are especially welcome. We anticipate making an appointment at the
Assistant or Associate Professor level, but applications from strongly qualified senior candidates are welcome. A second
appointment is possible but not assured.

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; and course evaluations or other material bearing on their teaching record. Applicants should also
request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Review of applications will begin on
December 31, 2017, but we will accept applications through January 10, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online in

December and/or early January. For further information please contact the Search Committee at the contact email below. The

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

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve
the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines,
perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or
community service has prepared them contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a
history of, and commitment to, mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. For additional
information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC. office of the President's website.

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
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Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Statement

  • Three representative research papers

  • Description of teaching philosophy

  • Course evaluations or other material bearing on teaching record

Reference requirements
  • 0-3 letters of reference required