Linguistics Employment Opportunities

2018-19 - Assistant Professor (Syntax)

The Department of Linguistics ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Syntax at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

The Department of Linguistics is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who engage in the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Qualifications: The department invites applications from specialists in syntax who enhance or complement existing departmental strengths. Substantial experience in fieldwork is a plus, though all candidates will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics or a related field by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2019. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of research productivity, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and extramural funding potential. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how their research enhances or complements existing linguistics research at UC San Diego.

Candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential 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 and diversity. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by the University of California will be required to verify identity and authorization to work in the United States.

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

To apply: Applications should be submitted to the UC San Diego on-line application collection system, AP On-Line Recruit, at:

Applications must include:

-- a letter of application,
-- a curriculum vitae,
-- a research statement and two representative publications,
-- a teaching statement, and course evaluations and/or other material bearing on the applicant's teaching record,
-- a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and

Candidates should also arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the on-line application system.

For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by November 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

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

2018-19 - Temporary Lecturer (Unit 18)


The Department of Linguistics within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego ( is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. The department is currently accepting applications for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) to teach for the upcoming academic year. Courses may include upper- and lower-division courses in the areas of General Linguistics, Cognition and Language, Language and Society, Language Studies, and Speech and Language Sciences.

Course descriptions can be found at

Candidates must have at minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent in Linguistics or related field, outstanding teaching qualifications, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. The appointment may vary from part time to full time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration, with the possibility of extension in accordance with department needs. Positions available beginning the 2018/2019 academic year.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin May 13, 2018; the posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the positions are filled.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, the names and contact information of three references, and a personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity. (See for further assistance.)

Submit application online at

For additional information about the Linguistics Department, go to our website at

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (


Linguistics Language Program Instructors

The recruitment period for instructors for the Linguistics Language Program (LLP) occurs each spring quarter.

Please see the LLP Teaching Positions site for additional information.