[Lingtyp] Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position, Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara

Matthew Gordon mgordon at linguistics.ucsb.edu
Thu Sep 27 14:46:04 EDT 2018

The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara
seeks to hire a linguist who is a specialist in computational linguistics
and/or natural language processing. The appointment will be a tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have an active research program in
computational linguistics and/or natural language processing and will have
a record of participation in the computational linguistics/NLP community.
Proven expertise in machine learning including word embeddings/vector space
semantics is required, as is expertise in using computational linguistics
methods to address theoretical and/or applied questions. Capacity to engage
with the distinctive theoretical orientation of the department is expected.
We welcome applicants with the ability to contribute to departmental foci,
such as corpus linguistics, language and cognition, language acquisition,
and/or less studied languages. We also encourage applicants who have the
potential to interact with colleagues and students across disciplinary
boundaries at UCSB.

The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to and ability in
graduate and undergraduate teaching and will be expected to teach a range
of graduate and undergraduate courses in computational linguistics,
including those with relevance to industry, as well as to contribute to the
department’s undergraduate major with an emphasis in Language and Speech
Technologies. For more information on the department, see

The minimum requirement to be considered as an applicant is the completion
of all requirements for a Ph.D. in linguistics or a closely-related field
except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. A Ph.D.
in linguistics or a closely-related field is expected by the time of
appointment. Review of applications will begin after Friday, November 9,
2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must complete the online form at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.
edu/apply/JPF01310 and must submit online the following in PDF format:
letter of application, statement of research interests, teaching statement,
curriculum vitae, and 2 writing samples. Applicants are also encouraged to
submit an optional statement on contributions to diversity.

Applicants should request 3-5 letters of reference to be sent directly to
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/reference. Inquiries may be addressed to the
Search Committee at complingsearch at linguistics.ucsb.edu. Initial screening
of selected applicants will be conducted via Zoom. Our department has a
genuine commitment to diversity, and is especially interested in candidates
who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching and service.

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 status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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