Linguistics Employment Opportunities

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

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.

2017-18 - 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 lectures in the areas of General Linguistics, Cognition and Language, Language and Society, Language Studies, and Global Concentration.

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 2017/2018 academic year.

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

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin May 29, 2017; 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.

The UCSD Department of Linguistics combines a focus on the convergence of theoretical and experimental linguistics with strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

Since its founding in the 1960's, UCSD has become one of the foremost educational and research institutions in the nation. The campus and surrounding region boast an extraordinary array of well-known scholars and offer broad opportunities for study and research of the highest quality. These opportunities are especially strong and diversified in language-related areas.