Job announcement Santa Barbara

Marianne Mithun mithun at LINGUISTICS.UCSB.EDU
Sun Sep 29 23:27:17 UTC 2013

The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara 
seeks to hire a linguist specializing in typologically-informed field 

For primary consideration, submit materials by November 12, 2013.

The appointment will be a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor 
level, effective July 1, 2014. Candidates must have expertise in the 
analysis of linguistic structure, a theoretical specialization in one or 
more subfields of linguistics, experience in language documentation and 
description, and research experience with one or more languages or language 
families. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in 
technical fieldwork methodologies, work with lesser-known languages, and/or 
an understanding of the roles of diachrony and contact in shaping language. 
The ideal candidate will have the potential to link the theoretical 
implications of his or her research to other sub-disciplines in 
linguistics, and to interact with colleagues and students across 
disciplinary boundaries at UCSB. The ability to engage with the 
departmental focus on functional and usage-based approaches to linguistic 
explanation is essential. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in 
teaching and will be expected to teach a range of graduate and 
undergraduate courses in general linguistics and field linguistics, 
including a year-long graduate field methods sequence. The Ph.D. in 
linguistics or a related field is required. The degree is normally required 
by the time of appointment. The position will remain open until filled.

Please submit all materials via the online UC Recruit System at:

No paper applications please. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search 
Committee at search-linguistics at Interviews will be 
conducted either in person at the Linguistic Society of America annual 
meeting (January 2-5, 2014) or via Skype video conferencing; the two 
formats will be given equivalent consideration.

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. UCSB is 
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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