Posted on: 
October 27, 2023

Duties:
The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside seeks to fill a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Teaching in Linguistics beginning in Fall 2024. 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, phonetics, and semantics, and (2) a research specialization in second-language acquisition or heritage language acquisition. Preference will be given to candidates whose research specializations lie in the areas of phonetics and/or phonology. 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 the role of Director of Language Studies to support non-English-language pedagogy in our 11 vibrant language programs. Duties may include collaboration and leadership in the administration of language programs; the development and revision of placement examinations; Teaching Assistant coordination, training, and support; infrastructure and curricular development; the intersection of language studies with on-line tools and pedagogical practices; and/or the development and revision of language learning outcome assessments; as well as contributions in other areas of language study. The ideal candidate will have experience in L2 pedagogy. 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. The normative teaching load for this role is 6 courses/year plus service duties to the Linguistics major and program as well as to the department.
In UCR’s Professor of Teaching ranks, a person is expected not only to introduce intellectual fields to students as well as train students in more advanced studies in their areas of interest and expertise, but also to foster students’ intellectual independence, creativity, and reasoning abilities, and to arouse curiosity. For promotion to Associate 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.

Public contact information: 

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: October 25, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 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(s): Assistant Professor of Teaching, Linguistics

Starting Date: July 1, 2024

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education/experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications: 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, phonetics, and semantics, and (2) a research specialization in second-language acquisition or heritage language acquisition. Preference will be given to candidates whose research specializations lie in the areas of phonetics and/or phonology. Interest and aptitude in teaching computational linguistics would also be welcome.

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.


Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Ling & Literature.