LINGUIST List 32.3321

Fri Oct 22 2021

Jobs: Anatolian; Historical Linguistics: Professor, Ancient Anatolian Languages and Cultures (open-rank), University of California, Los Angeles

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Date: 21-Oct-2021
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Subject: Anatolian; Historical Linguistics: Professor, Ancient Anatolian Languages and Cultures (open-rank), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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University or Organization: University of California, Los Angeles
Department: Program in Indo-European Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor, Ancient Anatolian Languages and Cultures (open-rank)

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics

Required Language(s): Hittite (hit)
                            Luwian, Cuneiform (xlu)
                            Luwian, Hieroglyphic (hlu)
                            Lycian (xlc)


The Program in Indo-European Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Ancient Anatolian languages and cultures, at open rank (Assistant (tenure-track), Associate/Full Professor (with tenure)), effective July 1, 2022. We invite applications from scholars with philological and linguistic expertise in Ancient (Indo-European) Anatolian languages, principally Hittite, Luvian, and Lycian; expertise in other Ancient Anatolian languages would also be welcome. In addition to linguistic competence, the successful candidate should also have strength in one or more areas of Indo-European and Ancient Anatolian culture that would enhance the profiles of the Program in Indo-European Studies, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and potentially other UCLA academic units (such as the Department of Classics, the Center for the Study of Religion); such areas include (but are not limited to) mythology, poetics, religion, and social or political history.

Ph.D. is required before the date of appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding record in research and teaching; entry-level candidates (for hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor) should show great potential for outstanding research and teaching. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring/advising and to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants should submit the materials listed below via the application link below by November 17, after which date the search committee will begin to review applications:
- Letter of application, including a detailed research statement
- Names and contact information for three recommenders
- Current curriculum vitae
- Course evaluations and/or other material bearing on teaching effectiveness
- A representative article-length publication or dissertation chapter (or excerpted chapter) of similar length
- Statement on past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

The Search Committee intends to begin meeting selected candidates remotely in December. In a second stage of the search, the committee will request letters of reference and additional materials, such as further samples of scholarly work and sample course syllabi.

UCLA offers an excellent package of benefits, including domestic partner benefits; it also has a number of programs to assist faculty in career development and the balance of work and family obligations.

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 (

Informal inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Brent Vine, Chair of the Search Committee, at the email address below. Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF06965.

Staff contact (for help with the application process): Mark Kaminsky (

Application Deadline: 17-Nov-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Brent Vine

Page Updated: 22-Oct-2021