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

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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.

Job location

San Diego, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe your background and interests

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

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Summarize your approach to classroom teaching and student mentoring

  • Documentation of Teaching Excellence - Provide links to instructional materials you have developed, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, etc.

  • Statement of Scholarly Activities - Include the relevance of these activities to pedagogy

  • Publications - Submit up to 3 representative publications/scholarly articles (those with a pedagogical focus would be particularly helpful)

  • Publications - Representative publications/scholarly articles (those with a pedagogical focus would be particularly helpful)

  • Publications - Representative publications/scholarly articles (those with a pedagogical focus would be particularly helpful)

  • 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
  • 3-10 letters of reference required