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UCLA Linguistics Faculty Position in Syntax

Published: September 20, 2022

Job #JPF07851
• LINGUISTICS / L&S Humanities / UCLA

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Faculty Position in Syntax

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: September 20, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a faculty position (tenured or tenure-track), starting July 1, 2023, for a specialist in contemporary formal theoretical syntax. We anticipate making an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Ph.D. is required before the 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 their past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see below for more info); course evaluations and/or other material bearing on their teaching record, and the Authorization to Release Information form.

Applicants should request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Applications are due November 1, 2022. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online in late November and early December. For further information about the position please contact the Search Committee at the contact email below; for help with the application process please contact the staff member listed below. Application materials must be submitted through the UC Recruit system website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07851

Search Committee Contact: Tim Hunter timhunter@ucla.edu
Staff Contact: Ana Ramirez anaramirez@humnet.ucla.edu

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who have contributed to equity and diversity efforts in teaching and service, whose research addresses issues concerning diversity, or who have experience in mentoring women and underrepresented groups. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Statements https://ucla.app.box.com/v/sample-EDI-statements (Links to an external site.) and related EDI Statement FAQ document, Appendix B, “Guide for Candidates”: 

https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statementfaqs Department: https://linguistics.ucla.edu/about/ to an external site.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University Programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate Faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete applications, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. is required before the date of hire.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference check authorization release form – Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
  • Course Evaluations – Course evaluations and/or other material bearing on their teaching record.
  • Three Representative Research Papers (Paper 1)
  • Three Representative Research Papers (Paper 2)
  • Three Representative Research Papers (Paper 3)
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Applicants should request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Enter full name an email of referee. UC Recruit will automatically generate an email to the letter writer. Letters are due on 11/1/2022.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07851

Help contact: anaramirez@humnet.ucla.edu
CAMPUS INFORMATION
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
JOB LOCATION
Los Angeles