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Language Acquisition Research Coordinator At UCLA

The UCLA Department of Linguistics is recruiting a curious, dynamic, and organized candidate to work as the full-time Lab Coordinator for the language acquisition research lab.

Responsibilities include organizing and managing subject recruitment, interacting with parents and children, aiding in experimental design, testing infants, maintaining data spreadsheets, and facilitating undergraduate and graduate research projects. This is a 100% career administrative position with benefits; a commitment for two years is required. The position starts immediately and offers flexible hours. Hourly rate begins at $28.04 and is commensurate with experience. UCLA is an equal opportunity employer.

The candidate must have experience working in a research lab with children between 0 – 6 years and their parents. A degree (B.A. or M.A.) in Linguistics / Psychology or related field, research experience with infants and language acquisition, and proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable. Experience with the SR Eyelink eyetracker would be a plus. The position will require testing on at least two Saturdays per month. This position is ideal for gaining experience before entering graduate school; previous coordinators have gone to excellent doctoral programs. Details of previous research projects are available on the UCLA Language Acquisition Lab Webpage ( as well as faculty pages of Laurel Perkins and Megha Sundara.

If you are interested, please complete the application (requisition number 40848) at the following website.

Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2024. You will need to include a cover letter, resume/CV, and names of three references. If you have any questions, please email Megha Sundara (

Staff Position – Graduate Student Affairs Officer

The UCLA Department of Linguistics invites applications for a Graduate Student Affairs Officer (official title: Student Services 4) to oversee the student affairs program in the Linguistics Department, as part of the UCLA Rolfe/Campbell Humanities Group. The position mainly focuses on graduate affairs, but will also oversee the undergraduate program. This is a full-time, career position.

This position provides diverse and comprehensive experience in leadership/supervision/management, human resources (graduate payroll and personnel), and financial budgeting while working in a dynamic department with supportive and friendly faculty, students, and staff. We are looking for candidates who have exceptional customer service, program and financial management, and are independent, detail-oriented, organized, take the initiative, and creative/innovative.

The deadline to apply is March 8, 2024. To apply and for more information, visit the UCLA Careers Website – job posting #40771.

For questions, please contact CAO Kristina Magpayo Nyden at

Lecturer Position for Spring 2024

The UCLA Department of Linguistics invites applications for a full-time Lecturer to teach 2 of the following 4 courses in Spring Quarter 2024:

• Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
• Neurolinguistics
• Language Processing
• Fundamentals of translation and interpreting

Minimum educational degree required – Ph.D. with specialization in related field desirable.

If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more information or apply for the position, view the complete job description here: UCLA Linguistics: Lecturer Position for Spring 2024 (Job # JPF09123).

Please direct queries concerning the position to the Department’s Academic Personnel Office at

Tenure or Tenure-Track Phonology Professor Position

The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a faculty position (tenured or tenure-track), starting July 1, 2024, for a specialist in phonology. The core qualification for the position will be expertise in phonological theory. Additional qualifications that may strengthen an application are expertise in phonological experimentation, fieldwork experience, and computational expertise. We anticipate making an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

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.

If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more information or apply for the position, view the complete job description here: UCLA Linguistics_ Phonology Faculty Position.