Assistant Professor in Linguistics

University of California San Diego Department of Linguistics

Assistant Professor - 2022/23 - Linguistics

Job #JPF03431
  • LINGUISTICS / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Application Window

Open date: October 17, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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 ( within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Sociolinguistics at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023.

The Department of Linguistics is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who engage in the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity and inclusion.

The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as mentor students. They will conduct and publish research and participate in professional activities, such as conferences, in the field of sociolinguistics. They are also expected to participate in department and university service as academic members of the campus community.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

ABD or PhD in Linguistics or related field with specialization in sociolinguistics.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • PhD in Linguistics or related field by start of appointment on July 1, 2023.
  • Evidence of research productivity
  • Commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Preferred qualifications
  • Evidence of or ability to attract extramural funding

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (2 page max) - Describe your background and interests as they relate to this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research - Please highlight how your research enhances or complements existing research on language at UC San Diego.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Teaching Evidence - Material (e.g. course evaluations, syllabi, links to recorded lectures) bearing on your teaching record
  • Publications - Please upload a PDF which contains 2 representative publications.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

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Job location

San Diego, CA