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Assistant Teaching Professor of Linguistics (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) [LPSOE]

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 6th, 2017
Last review date: December 1st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 26th, 2018
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.


The Department of Linguistics ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position with a specialization in computational and quantitative approaches to language beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field at the time of appointment.

The Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) series parallels that of the research-focused series, but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

Preferred candidates will be able to teach courses in programming, statistics/probabilistic methods with a linguistics focus, as well as general linguistics courses. We also seek candidates who can contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g. conducting TA training, developing curricula, creating instructional materials, implementing new technologies, etc.) at the campus, statewide and national level.

The department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are thus especially interested in candidates who have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence, diversity, and equity within an academic setting.

Candidates should submit, via online application to (a) a short cover letter describing background and interests, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching statement, (d) documentation of teaching excellence (e.g. links to instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments), (e) a statement of scholarly activities and their connection to pedagogy, (f) reprints of up to three representative publications/scholarly articles, and (g) a statement summarizing their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity and leadership ( Candidates should also arrange for at least three letters of reference commenting on the candidate’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes, to be submitted via the on-line application system.

Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on University of California pay scales.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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San Diego, CA

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