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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Psycholinguistics 2019-20

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 3rd, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a specialist in psycholinguistics. The appointment will be a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will have an active research program in psycholinguistics and will have a record of participation and evidence of research excellence in this subfield. The area of specialization is open, but of particular interest is expertise in morphology and/or syntax and research experience with languages other than English, especially languages that are currently understudied in the subfield. Additional expertise in computational approaches to psycholinguistics is desirable. Engagement with the distinctive usage-based theoretical orientation of the department is expected. We welcome applicants with research interests that will contribute to departmental foci, such as corpus linguistics, language acquisition, and/or field linguistics. We also encourage applicants who have the potential to interact with colleagues and students across disciplinary boundaries at UCSB, such as the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphasis in Cognitive Science.

A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and a record of successful teaching experience in linguistics or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in psycholinguistics, experimental methods, and potentially other topics as well as to contribute to the department’s undergraduate major with an emphasis in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders. For more information about the department, see www.linguistics.ucsb.edu.

The 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 through research, teaching, and service.

Basic Qualifications

  • At the time of application, applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in linguistics or a closely related field, except the dissertation (or equivalent).

Additional Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in linguistics or a closely related field is expected by the time of appointment.
  • An active research program in psycholinguistics and a record of participation in this subfield
  • Evidence of research excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
  • A record of successful teaching experience in linguistics or a closely related field
  • Potential to engage with UCSB’s usage-based linguistics perspective

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in morphology and/or syntax
  • Research experience with languages other than English, especially languages that are currently understudied in the subfield
  • Expertise in computational approaches to psycholinguistics

To Apply

Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted online at:. https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01594
Inquiries may be addressed to the Department at psycholinguisticsearch@linguistics.ucsb.edu.

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (optional): Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • 2 Writing Samples

Reference Requirements

Applicants should arrange to have 3 to 4 letters of reference submitted online on their behalf.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)

  • 2 Writing Samples

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required