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Assistant Professor of Teaching, Linguistics

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching

Application Window

Open date: September 26, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 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

Position: Assistant Professor of Teaching, Linguistics

Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education/experience.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Linguistics.

Duties:
The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside seeks to fill a position of Assistant Professor of Teaching in Linguistics beginning in fall, 2023. We are looking for candidates with (1) demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory survey courses in linguistics as well as upper-division courses in core subfields such as syntax, morphology, phonology, and semantics and (2) a research specialization in second-language acquisition or heritage language acquisition. Interest and aptitude in teaching computational linguistics would also be welcome. Following the first year of service this faculty member will, on an ongoing basis, take on an administrative role in the department to support non-English-language pedagogy and infrastructure development. The ideal candidate will have experience in L2 pedagogy and will support and train graduate students in the department’s various linguistic fields of study. This faculty member will be a core member of our Linguistics faculty and will collaborate in the supervision of the major, the advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and the development of the program in the short and long terms.
In UCR’s Professor of Teaching ranks, a person is expected not only to introduce intellectual fields to students but to foster student independence and reasoning abilities, to arouse curiosity and to encourage high standards. For advancement beyond Assistant Professor of Teaching, a person must show evidence of excellence in teaching, intellectual leadership through publications, creative accomplishments or other professional activity, and also demonstrate service to the department, the university, and/or the public.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Application Procedure: Please provide a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, records of teaching evaluations (written and numeric), and three letters of reference. We will begin to review applications on November 25, 2022. Applications that are complete by November 25, 2022, are guaranteed full consideration.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01663 Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set up the feature: https://product-help.interfolio.com/

To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by November 25, 2022.

Department Contact Person: Prof. Perry Link: Perry.Link@ucr.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Linguistics.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Preferred qualifications

1) demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory survey courses in linguistics as well as upper-division
courses in core subfields such as syntax, morphology, phonology, and semantics and
(2) a research specialization in second-language acquisition or heritage language acquisition. Interest and computational linguistics would also be welcome. The ideal candidate will have experience in L2 pedagogy

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Both Written and Numeric Required

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01663

Help contact: hbzender@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA