job posting

Sylvia Zito zito at UCSC.EDU
Wed Oct 31 18:23:02 UTC 2007




The Language Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 
invites applications from candidates with innovative approaches to 
language study. Appropriate fields include Applied Linguistics, SLA 
studies, advanced language methodology, technologically assisted 
language learning, and related fields. Up to three ladder-rank 
faculty will be hired to teach in and administer the Language 
Program, and to transform the program with a view to enhancing its 
research and teaching profile. The candidates also will be expected 
to train and supervise graduate student apprentices. The near-native 
or native foreign language competency may be in any of the following: 
Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, 
Russian or Spanish. The position carries a five-course equivalency 
workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three 
quarters, and carrying out significant academic and service 
responsibilities. The campus is especially interested in candidates 
who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic 
community through innovative research, effective teaching and 
committed service.

RANK:  One position at Associate Professor or Full Professor rank (tenured)
   Two positions at Assistant Professor rank (untenured)

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Assistant Professor level:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign 
equivalent in a relevant field at the time of application. The 
successful candidate must present demonstrated evidence of major 
research activity and university teaching experience.
Associate Professor or Full Professor level:  Applicants must have a 
Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a relevant field. The successful 
candidate must present evidence of a strong research and publication 
record; at least ten years of teaching experience at the university 
level, including teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced 
language courses; and a record of successful administrative 
experience in a Language Program or Department, including personnel 
assessment, budgetary matters, and curriculum development.

All candidates are expected to evince native or near-native fluency 
in their language(s) of specialization.


TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following: curriculum vitae and 
three current letters of recommendation* including assessment of 
administrative performance (for tenured ranks). Applicants are 
invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to 
diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching.

Send these materials to:

Language Program Search Committee		In your reply:
University of California				Please refer 
to Position #361-08 for non-tenured positions
1156 High Street				Please refer to 
Position #352-08 for tenured position
Santa Cruz, CA  95064

*All letters will be treated as confidential documents; please direct 
your references to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: These positions will remain open until filled, but in 
order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete 
application (including letters of recommendation and other supporting 
material) must be postmarked by December 5, 2007.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of 
research that has earned the University of California the ranking as 
the foremost public higher education institution in the world.  In 
the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, 
excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative 
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence 
through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, 
celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all 
students and employees.

Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity 
policies may be directed to:  Equal Employment 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office, University of California, 
Santa Cruz, CA  95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the 
University of California may employ only individuals who are legally 
able to work in the United States as established by providing 
documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 

If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the 
Academic Human Resources Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 
459-4300.  This position description is available in alternate 
formats, which may be requested from Academic Human Resources at 
(831) 459-4300.


Sylvia Zito
Language Program Manager
239 Cowell College
zito at
831-459-5108 (fax)
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