Assistant Professor in Linguistics
University of California, San Diego, Social Sciences - Linguistics
United States

Assistant Professor - 2018/19 - Linguistics


  • Social Sciences - LINGUISTICS



Open date: September 11th, 2018
Last review date: November 26th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 30th, 2019

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 Department of Linguistics ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Syntax at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.


The Department of Linguistics is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who engage in the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.


Qualifications: The department invites applications from specialists in syntax who enhance or complement existing departmental strengths. Substantial experience in fieldwork is a plus, though all candidates will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics or a related field by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2019. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of research productivity, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and extramural funding potential. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how their research enhances or complements existing linguistics research at UC San Diego.


Candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by the University of California will be required to verify identity and authorization to work in the United States.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


To apply: Applications should be submitted to the UC San Diego on-line application collection system, AP On-Line Recruit, at:


Applications must include:

-- a letter of application,
-- a curriculum vitae,
-- a research statement and two representative publications,
-- a teaching statement, and course evaluations and/or other material bearing on the applicant's teaching record,
-- a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and


Candidates should also arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the on-line application system.


For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by November 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.


UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.



San Diego, CA



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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Describe your background and interests as they relate to this position.

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

  • Statement of Research - Please highlight how your research enhances or complements existing linguistics research at UC San Diego.

  • Publications - Please upload a PDF which contains 2 representative publications.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations - Please upload a PDF containing course evaluations and/or other material bearing on your teaching record. 

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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