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Job Announcement: University of California, Santa Barbara

Spanish; Basque; Portuguese; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Employer: University of California, Santa Barbara
Spanish and Portuguese
Job Location: California, USA
Title: Assistant Professor in (quantitative) Spanish Sociolinguistics
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Specialty: Basque
LL Issue: 24.3339
Date Submitted: 21-Aug-2013
Job Description: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish Sociolinguistics to begin July 1st, 2014. The ideal candidate should conduct quantitative community-, corpus-, or laboratory-based research. We are especially interested in candidates with research expertise in one or more of the following fields: quantitative sociolinguistics, dialectology/linguistic variation in the Iberian Peninsula and/or the Americas, language contact in the Spanish-speaking world, social aspects of bilingualism, sociophonetics. A secondary interest in minority or indigenous languages of the Americas, and/or Basque would be an asset. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Portuguese or Basque is a plus. Evidence of outstanding research (or research potential) and teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate level are essential. The Department offers a doctoral emphasis in Iberian Linguistics, focusing on topics in Spanish, Portuguese, their varieties and topics in Spain’s regional languages, it collaborates with linguists from UCSB's Linguistics Department (, and participates in a cross-departmental Ph.D. Emphasis in Applied Linguistics ( Graduate students also participate in the Cognitive Science emphasis ( and related activities. We seek candidates who can contribute both to our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. To ensure full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be uploaded by November 15, 2013 onto the UCSB Academic Job Board at the application URL below. We require a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and two writing samples. Applicants should request 3 academic letters of reference to be uploaded onto the Academic Job Board by the deadline. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee at the application email address below. Interviews will be conducted at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting (January 2-5, 2014) in Minneapolis; alternative venues/means may also be considered. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2013
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Contact Information: Viola G.  Miglio , Search Committee Chair
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