Assistant or Associate Professor – Semantics and Pragmatics – UC Berkeley

Expected start date: July 1, 2015

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has been authorized to make an appointment in semantics and pragmatics.  This position will be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured).  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Duties will include undergraduate and graduate advising and teaching (up to four courses per year, in semantics and other areas of linguistics), supervision of student research, and development of a successful and original research program.  The PhD (or equivalent) is required by the start date of the appointment; all degree requirements other than the dissertation must be complete at the time of application.

Applicants must have a broad intellectual engagement in linguistics and a theoretically informed research specialization in semantics and pragmatics.  Applicants must be able to teach formal model-theoretic semantics at all levels, including seminars and research mentoring, and should have research interests or skills that intersect with an allied field such as cognitive science, corpus or experimental linguistics, historical linguistics, language documentation, morphology, syntax, or typology.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and copies of representative written work (up to 5 items may be submitted).  Applications must contain evidence of teaching excellence or potential (either through separate documentation or through information in the cover letter, c.v., or recommendation letters).  Applicants must arrange for 2-5 (preferably at least 3) letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online application system.  All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential according to University of California policy and California state law.  Please refer potential referees, including those who provide letters via a third party, to the UC Berkeley Confidentiality Policy (

Please submit all materials electronically at  We encourage applicants to submit materials byNovember 14, 2014, when review of applications will begin; no application materials will be accepted after December 1, 2014.  Select candidates will be interviewed at the LSA Annual Meeting in Portland, January 8-11, 2015; thereafter a few candidates will be invited for campus visits.  Questions can be sent to Paula Floro (

We are interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or service prepares them to contribute to UC Berkeley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  We welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, have achieved excellence in careers outside academia, or have taken time off for family reasons.  For information about relocation to Berkeley or the career needs of partners, please visit (or e-mail

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression or identity, military service, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For the complete UC nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see

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