Faculty Position in First Language Acquisition University of California, Los Angeles, L&S Humanities - Linguistics United States

UCLA Linguistics Department: Faculty Position in First Language Acquisition





Open August 8th, 2018 through October 15th, 2018


The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a faculty position (tenured or tenure-track), starting July 1, 2019, for a specialist in First Language Acquisition. We anticipate making an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The department seeks candidates with a strong record of experimental research that engages productively with current issues in formal syntax, formal semantics, or both.


Ph.D. is required before date of hire. In general, candidates should have an outstanding record in research and teaching; candidates for an entry-level appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor should show great potential for outstanding research and teaching.


The teaching load is normally four courses per year, and will include graduate and undergraduate courses as well as graduate student advising. Faculty members also customarily participate in informal seminars attended by graduate students and other faculty members working in their subfield. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site; see the application URL below. Applicants should provide a brief cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research statement; three representative research papers; a description of teaching philosophy; An equity, diversity and inclusion Statement describing your past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and course evaluations and/or other material bearing on their teaching record. Applicants should request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Applications are due October 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online and at the BU Conference on Language Development in November. For further information please contact the Search Committee at the contact email below. The application materials must be submitted through the UC Recruit system website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03826.


The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of, and commitment to, mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC. office of the President's website.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2018



Los Angeles, CA



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Statement

  • Three representative research papers

  • Description of teaching philosophy

  • Course Evaluations - And/or other material bearing on their teaching record

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion Statement - Describe your past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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