Phonology position UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics

Assistant Professor — Phonology — Linguistics
Expected start date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has been authorized to make an appointment in Phonology. This position will be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate advising, teaching (up to four courses per year), supervision of student research, and development of a successful and original research program.

Applicants must have a broad intellectual engagement in linguistics and a research specialization in phonology. The department welcomes additional research interests or skills that will contribute to the intellectual life of a broad linguistics community (e.g. language family expertise, linguistic typology, phonetics, cognitive science, computational or statistical modeling, language documentation). Applicants must be able to teach general linguistics courses and courses at all levels in phonology, including seminars, and provide research mentoring.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and in the Department of Linguistics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The successful candidate will submit a statement discussing how their research, teaching, service, and/or outreach activities will help the university advance equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, have achieved excellence in careers outside academia, or have taken time off for family reasons.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have received the PhD (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program, at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: Completion of the PhD or equivalent international degree by the start date.

Applicants must arrange for 2-5 letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online application system. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Please submit all materials electronically at The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019; no application materials will be accepted after that date.

Questions can be sent to Paula Floro at

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: