Research Specialist in Language Science
University of California Irvine School of Social Sciences
United States

Joint Research Specialist and Teaching Position in Language Science

Job #JPF06185
  • School of Social Sciences - Language Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 19th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


University of California, Irvine
Joint Research Specialist & Teaching Position in Language Science

The Department of Language Science ( at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is seeking applicants for a one-year joint assistant research specialist & lecturer position in Language Science. We seek candidates who combine a strong theoretical background with computational, psycholinguistic, or cognitive-neuroscientific approaches to the study of language. We are especially interested in candidates who complement existing strengths of the Department.

This position is sponsored by and dependent on available funding from faculty members in the Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine. The position itself is split between an Assistant Research Specialist (67%) and Lecturer (33%). Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will continue developing their own independent research program under the mentorship of UCI Language Science faculty, while also teaching two courses that complement current UCI course offerings during the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful candidate will also interact with a dynamic and growing community in language, speech, and hearing sciences within the Department, the School of Education, the Department of Cognitive Sciences, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, the Center for the Advancement of Logic, its Philosophy, History, and Applications, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience & Engineering, the Center for Hearing Research, and the Brain Initiative. Individuals whose interests complement the strengths of the Department in bilingualism and/or cognitive modeling will be given preference.

Interested candidates should apply online at with a cover letter indicating primary research and teaching interests, CV, three recent publications, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of employment.

Application review will commence on July 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Publications - Three recent publications
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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