The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish Sociolinguistics to begin July 1st, 2014. The ideal candidate should conduct quantitative community-, corpus-, or laboratory-based research. We are especially interested in candidates with research expertise in one or more of the following fields: quantitative sociolinguistics, dialectology/linguistic variation in the Iberian Peninsula and/or the Americas, language contact in the Spanish-speaking world, social aspects of bilingualism, sociophonetics. A secondary interest in minority or indigenous languages of the Americas, and/or Basque would be an asset. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Portuguese or Basque is a plus. Evidence of outstanding research (or research potential) and teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate level are essential. The Department offers a doctoral emphasis in Iberian Linguistics, focusing on topics in Spanish, Portuguese, their varieties and topics in Spain’s regional languages, it collaborates with linguists from UCSB's Linguistics Department (www.linguistics.ucsb.edu), and participates in a cross-departmental Ph.D. Emphasis in Applied Linguistics (http://www.appliedlinguistics.ucsb.edu). We seek candidates who can contribute both to our undergraduate and graduate curricula. For more information on our programs, see our website at http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu.
Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. To ensure full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be uploaded by November 15, 2013 onto the UCSB Academic Job Board at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00223. We require a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and two writing samples. Applicants should request 3 academic letters of reference to be uploaded onto the Academic Job Board (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00223) by the deadline. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting (January 2-5, 2014) in Minneapolis. The Department 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.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application
Statement of Research
Misc / Additional - Two writing samples