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Assistant Professor - Linguistics - Childhood Language Development

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $90,600 -$113,200. The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined
by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position

Application Window

Open date: August 10, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 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, Mar 1, 2024 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 Childhood Language Development at the level of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2024. We welcome applications from scholars who study childhood language development from a variety of perspectives.

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 attending and presenting at conferences and pursuing research funding in the field of childhood language development. They are also expected to participate in department and university service as academic members of the campus community.

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.

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 childhood language development.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • PhD in Linguistics or related field.

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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Job location

San Diego, CA