Visiting Asst Prof Position

Marianne Mithun mithun at
Wed Apr 11 01:46:07 UTC 2012

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa 
Barbara seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position in general 
linguistics for the academic year 2012-2013, with the possibility of 
renewal for a second year. Applicants are sought who have a strong 
background in general linguistics and fieldwork experience, as well as a 
strong record of excellent teaching. The Department of Linguistics has a 
commitment to studying language from a functional and typologically diverse 
perspective. Candidates should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate 
courses in core areas of linguistics, graduate and undergraduate courses in 
Field Methods and in Language Documentation, as well as other subjects.

The appointment is effective July 1, 2012; fall quarter teaching begins 
September 27, 2012. The course load will consist of 5 courses distributed 
over three 10-week terms. Ph.D. in linguistics is required at the time of 

The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full 
consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, 
should be received by May 14. Applicants should submit the following to 
search at in PDF only: letter of application, a one-page 
research statement, a one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and 2 
writing samples. Applicants should request that 3 academic letters of 
reference, at least one of which addresses teaching proficiency, be sent 
directly to search at by the May 14 deadline. Applicants 
should also complete the supplemental online data form at Fax and mail 
applications not accepted. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search 
Committee at search at Interviews will be conducted via 
Skype video conference call.

The UCSB Department of Linguistics has a genuine commitment to diversity 
and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the 
diversity and excellence of the academic community. UCSB is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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