LINGUIST List 13.2163

Fri Aug 23 2002

Jobs: Modified: General Ling, AsstProf, CA USA

Editor for this issue: Heather Taylor <>


  1. Maria Polinsky, Job: Modified Re: 13.2063: General Ling, AsstProf, U/CA San Diego USA

Message 1: Job: Modified Re: 13.2063: General Ling, AsstProf, U/CA San Diego USA

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:09:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Maria Polinsky <>
Subject: Job: Modified Re: 13.2063: General Ling, AsstProf, U/CA San Diego USA

**Editor's Note: Please note that the "Specialty Areas Required" field
is what has been modified in this posting. It was incorrectly noted
as sociolinguistics, but has been CHANGED to GENERAL LINGUISTICS.
Please accept our apologies for multiple postings due to our error.

University or Organization: University of California, San Diego
Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas Required: General Linguistics


Assistant Professor: Heritage Language Linguistics

Position: The Department of Linguistics at the University of
California, San Diego has a job opening for a tenure-track position in
the linguistics of heritage languages. The term "heritage language"
denotes a language other than English that is associated with an
individual's ethnic or cultural background and a "heritage speaker" is
someone who speaks or understands a language (other than English) that
was spoken at home. This position is part of a new interdisciplinary
initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities addressing
linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity in California (the
California Cultures in Comparative Perspective Initiative,

Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a strong
background in linguistic theory and a research focus on one or more of
the heritage languages of California (including Arabic, Cambodian,
Cantonese/Mandarin, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native American languages
of California, Persian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and
others); native fluency in any of these languages is not required.

The applicant's overall research program should interface with the
main emphasis of the department on combining current theoretical
research in linguistics with experimental research in areas such as
computational linguistics, language and brain, phonetics, language
variation, and first or second language acquisition. (For more
information, please visit

As part of their service to the department, the successful applicant
will be expected to develop and help direct a program in the teaching
of heritage languages, under the auspices of the department's
Linguistics Language Program (
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in linguistics at the time of

Application details: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and
two (2) representative publications should be sent to the following

 CC Recruitment Committee
 Department of Linguistics (0108),
 University of California San Diego
 9500 Gilman Drive
 La Jolla CA 92093-0108

Please indicate in the letter whether or not you will be available for
an interview at the 2003 LSA Meeting in Atlanta.

Those candidates who applied for the position in 2001 and wish to
reactivate their file can send an updated CV and letter of application
to the above address.

All candidates should arrange for three (3) referees to send letters
of reference under separate cover to the same address, and should
include the names and addresses of the referees (including e-mail
addresses and fax numbers) with the application. For fullest
consideration, all application materials, including letters, should be
received no later than November 29, 2002.

UCSD regulations: Salaries are in strict accordance with UC pay
scales. If a non-citizen, state immigration status. UCSD is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence
through diversity. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity
resources and programs at the campus website for Diversity

To assist applicants who may have concerns regarding employment
opportunities for spouses/partners, please consider the UCSD website
for the Academic Job Opportunities Bulletin, the Staff Employment
Opportunity Bulletin or our links to employment opportunities at other
education and research institutions in San Diego.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Catherine Alioto
	Department of Linguistics
	University of California, San Diego
	CC Recruitment Committee
	9500 Gilman Drive
	La Jolla, CA 92093-0108
	United States 
	Applications are due by November 29, 2002

Contact Information:
	Catherine Alioto

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