Visiting assistant professor: UC Santa Cruz

From Junko Ito via Eric Bakovic

The Linguistics Department at UC Santa Cruz has just announced a search for a visiting assistant professor in phonology for 2016-17 (possibility for renewal for another year, pending budgetary approval).

The visiting position is for filling in the gaps in the curriculum and advising due to faculty sabbatical leaves and administrative appointments.

Department of Linguistics
Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics or related field, and a research and teaching specialization in phonological theory. A secondary specialization in an area that interfaces with phonology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research, and to contribute breadth and depth to the undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The applicant must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The position carries a four-course workload (two undergraduate courses and two graduate courses) divided over three quarters with an expectation that the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and perform departmental service.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor II – III

Salary: $62,000 – $65,400, commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Linguistics or a closely related field; record of research and teaching. Degree expected to be conferred by June 30, 2016.

Position Available: July 1, 2016, with fall quarter beginning September 2016. Ph.D. must be conferred by June 30, 2016 for employment beyond that date.

Term of Appointment: The initial appointment is for one year, with a possible extension to a second year. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

To Apply: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available), one (no more than three) writing samples or publications, and three confidential letters of recommendation.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Submit all documents/materials as PDF files.

Apply at the application website below. Refer to Position #JPF00333-16T in all correspondence.

*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

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2016.