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Linguistics: Assistant or Associate Professors (2 positions) (open until filled, initial review 11/15/18)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 13th, 2018
Last review date: November 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

Description

The Department of Linguistics (https://linguistics.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for two positions, one in (a) semantic theory/formal pragmatics, and one in (b) syntactic theory. Both of these positions can be made at either the mid-Associate Professor level (with tenure) or the Assistant Professor level (tenure track).

For position (a), Applicants at the level of Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of teaching and research in semantic theory or formal pragmatics that will contribute significantly to this area of the Department’s research profile and teaching mission. Applicants at the level of Assistant Professor should have the teaching potential and research expertise in semantic theory or formal pragmatics that will enable them to contribute to this area.

For position (b), Applicants at the level of Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of teaching and research in syntactic theory that will contribute significantly to this area of the Department’s research profile and teaching mission. Applicants at the level of Assistant Professor should have the teaching potential and research expertise in syntactic theory that will enable them to contribute to this area.

For both positions, we welcome candidates with additional strengths that complement their areas of primary expertise.

The successful candidates will contribute to existing strengths in the Department but will also add to those strengths in new and substantive ways. They will contribute breadth and depth to the undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidates must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

ACADEMIC TITLE
Assistant Professor-tenure-track or Associate Professor-tenured

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Linguistics or a closely related field; record of research and teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by July 1, 2019.

POSITION AVAILABLE
July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019. Degree requirements must be completed by July 1, 2019 for employment beyond that date.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00616
Please refer to Position # JPF00616-19 in all correspondence.

Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, and specifies which position you are applying for, and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Writing samples or publications (a minimum of 1 is required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted)
  • Research statement (required)
  • Teaching statement (required)
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT http://apo.ucsc.edu

Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Briefly summarize your qualifications, and specify which position you are applying for, and interest in the position

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

  • Writing sample or publication

  • Writing sample or publication (Optional)

  • Writing sample or publication (Optional)

  • Writing sample or publication (Optional)

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Teaching Evaluations (if available) (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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