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Assistant Professor - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Natural Language Processing (HDSI/Linguistics)

Application Window

Open date: November 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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 University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the broad area of Natural Language Processing. This position will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics and the Halicio─člu Data Science Institute (HDSI), to begin in Fall 2023.

Data Science is beginning to advance our understanding of society and human behavior in ways that pose grand challenges to our understanding of how humans learn, use, and process natural language. HDSI is pursuing a strategy for advancing Data Science that builds upon its unique strengths in creating interdisciplinary research areas that span multiple disciplines and departments. The Department of Linguistics takes a strong interdisciplinary approach to language research that combines theory, computation, and experimentation. The department plays a central role in the new Computational Social Science (CSS) program within the School of Social Sciences, creating an excellent opportunity to collaborate in bringing together the emerging discipline of Data Science with research challenges in Linguistics, to be led by scholars with strong linguistic, quantitative, and computational skills.

We seek exceptional candidates with a strong record of publications and research in this interdisciplinary area. The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as mentor students, in both Linguistics and HDSI. They will conduct and publish research and participate in professional activities (e.g., conferences) in the field of Natural Language Processing. They are also expected to participate in department and university service as academic members of the campus community.

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

PhD or Advancement to Candidacy in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Linguistics, Mathematics/Statistics, or related discipline.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

San Diego