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Lecturer in Linguistics (Emergency Pool)

Application Window

Open date: February 1st, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in Linguistics for any upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. We currently anticipate needs in sociocultural linguistics, particularly a general education course in language, race, and ethnicity, but we may also have needs related to other linguistic subfields and courses as well. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time. Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory and advanced Linguistics courses and, in some cases, graduate-level courses.

Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Linguistics or a related field and have at least one year of experience teaching college-level linguistics courses. A Ph.D. in Linguistics is preferred but not required for most positions. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and/or service, as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating their qualifications for teaching general linguistics courses as well as any specific courses they may be interested in teaching. In addition, they should submit a teaching statement, and (optionally) a statement of their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. For information about the department, see:

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in July, winter quarter in November, and spring quarter in March.
The pool will close on October 31, 2021; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)