LINGUIST List 8.1122

Fri Aug 1 1997

Jobs: UCLA Jobs/Temporary (97-98)

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  1. John Bulger, Forwarded: UCLA Jobs/Temporary (97-98)

Message 1: Forwarded: UCLA Jobs/Temporary (97-98)

Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 17:12:36 PST
From: John Bulger <>
Subject: Forwarded: UCLA Jobs/Temporary (97-98)

From: "Tim Stowell" <stowellHUMnet.UCLA.EDU>
To: bulgerHUMnet.UCLA.EDU
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 16:55:55 PST
Subject: UCLA Jobs/Temporary (97-98)
Priority normal

The UCLA Department of Linguistics expects to have several SHORT-TERM
jobs available teaching various courses in the coming academic year
(1997-98). Most of the positions are in the area of SYNTAX, though we
will hire in other areas too.

These are all replacement positions, for faculty who are on leave, and
there is no realistic prospect of any of them developing into
permanent positions.

Some of the courses that need to be taught are undergraduate classes,
while others are graduate classes. At least three, and possibly as
many as five courses will involve SYNTAX courses at various levels,
ranging from introductory undergraduate syntactic analysis to advanced
graduate seminars. Our most pressing need in these areas is during the
Fall and Winter quarters (see below for an outline of quarter dates).

In addition, we may need an instructor for two lower-division
introductory courses in GENERAL LINGUISTICS in the Winter and/or
Spring quarters; one of these is a generic Intro to Linguistics; the
other is a course surveying the Languages Spoken in the USA, including
immigrant languages, American Indian languages, and dialects of
English and Spanish, covering phonetics, history, and sociolinguistic
issues, among others.

Finally, we will have openings for advanced graduate courses in SOME
of the subfields represented in our department--such as phonology,
phonetics, psycholinguistics, computational ling., syntax, semantics,
specific language areas (such as African, American Indian, etc.) For
these advanced graduate courses, we are primarily interested in hiring
relatively senior people with established reputations (e.g. people
who are on leave and who are interested in visiting UCLA), though more
junior applicants will also be considered.

Because we have a large number of courses available for visitors to
teach next year, we are quite flexible in terms of the type and level
of appointments.

In particular, we may be interested in hiring some people for
single-course lectureships (paying in the neighborhood of $7,000 to
$10,000 per 10-week course, depending on seniority); we may also
consider full-time appointments for periods of one or two terms, with
a courseload of 2 courses per term, and pay levels per course roughly
comparable to those mentioned above. Finally, we may make
appointments with less than full-time teaching loads (e.g. teaching
one course and co-teaching another).

These visiting positions are not restricted as to rank. We are
especially interested in hiring faculty from other universities who
plan to be on leave during (part of) the coming academic year and who
may be interested in visiting our department for part of the year and
teaching a course (or two) while they are here. Each course runs for
ten weeks (with two 2-hour lectures per week) followed by an exam

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a CV, a
statement of previous teaching experience, as well as the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three recommenders to:
 Tim Stowell (Chair), Department of Linguistics, UCLA,
 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543.
(Actual letters of recommendation should NOT be sent at this
time; likewise candidates should not send voluminous dossiers of
publications, etc.)

Applications for fall quarter courses should be received by Aug. 15
1997, and applications for winter and spring quarter courses should be
received by Sept. 10 1997, though late applications will also be
considered as long as the positions remain unfilled.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to inform us by e-mail,
as soon as possible, of their intention to apply for these positions.
Initial enquiries by email may be directed to Tim Stowell
( or to Anna Meyer (

UCLA Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tim Stowell
Chair, UCLA Department of Linguistics
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543 USA
Phone: 1-310-825-0634
Fax: 1-310-206-5743
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