The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a specialist in sociocultural linguistics. The appointment will be tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2015. We are especially interested in candidates whose research has theoretical implications bridging linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and related areas. We prefer candidates whose research engages with the departmental focus on discourse-functional approaches to language and who can interact with colleagues and students across disciplinary boundaries at UCSB. Language area is open, although experience in conducting research on a language other than English is desirable. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and will be expected to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in sociocultural linguistics and to contribute to the department's majors in Linguistics and in Language, Culture, and Society. For more information on the department's program and initiatives, see www.linguistics.ucsb.edu.
PhD in linguistics or a related field is required. PhD is expected by the time of appointment. To ensure full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be received by Friday, November 7, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must complete the online forms at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00347 and must submit the following in PDF format: letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and 2 writing samples. Applicants should request at least 3 academic letters of reference to be sent directly to UC Recruit by the November 7, 2014 deadline. Materials submitted via fax or hard copy will not be accepted. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants selected for an interview will have the option of either a Skype video interview with the search committee or an in-person interview at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, DC (December 3-7, 2014); interviews in either format will be considered equivalent. 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. 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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law, including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Letter of Application
Statement of Research Interests
Writing Sample 1
Writing Sample 2
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required