Assistant - Associate Professor, Syntactic Theory

  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Aug 01, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description


Department of Linguistics

Assistant – Associate Professor, Syntactic Theory

The Department of Linguistics ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in syntactic theory. This position can be made up to the mid-Associate Professor level (with tenure) or at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track).

Applicants at the level of Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of teaching and research in syntactic theory that will contribute significantly to this area of the Department’s research profile and teaching mission. Applicants at the level of Assistant Professor should have the teaching potential and research expertise in syntactic theory that will enable them to contribute to this area. We welcome candidates with additional strengths that complement their areas of primary expertise.

The successful candidate will contribute to existing strengths in the Department but will also add to those strengths in new and substantive ways, and will contribute breadth and depth to the undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Assistant Professor-tenure-track or Associate Professor-tenured


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).


Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Linguistics or a closely related field; record of research and teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by July 1, 2020.


July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020. Degree requirements must be met by July 1, 2020 for employment beyond that date.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.



Please refer to Position # JPF00741-20 in all correspondence.


• Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications (required)

• Curriculum vitae (required)

• 1-4 writing samples or publications

• Research statement

• Teaching statement

• Teaching evaluations (if available)

• Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or

service (required). See guidelines at

Reference Requirement

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 15, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.

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