Position in Linguistics at UCSB

Randy LaPolla randy.lapolla at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 01:39:26 UTC 2013

The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara
seeks to hire a linguist specializing in typologically-informed field
linguistics. For primary consideration, submit materials by November 12,

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 linguistics.ucsb.edu. 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.

Meg Wilson, Academic Personnel Coordinator
Linguistics and Philosophy
3431B South Hall, Administrative Support Center
University of California Santa Barbara
+1805-893-7151 / mwilson at hfa.ucsb.edu
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