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Assistant Professor

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Los Angeles, California
Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Linguistic Anthropology
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University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position in linguistic anthropology at the assistant professor rank. This search is a partnership between the Department of Anthropology and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as part of the campus-wide effort to rise to the challenge of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, however it is preferred that candidates have a Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Preference will be given to scholarship that explicitly theorizes race, racism, and racialization from a linguistic anthropological perspective, and which focuses on Black communities in the U.S. and/or globally. The ideal candidate would be engaged in a significant ethnographic research project and demonstrate a rigorous methodological approach to analyzing language and communication.  Areas of specialization may include language and political economy, language and other semiotic systems, digital media and communication, global flows of languages and genres, language and identity formations, language and politics, and other related areas.

The department welcomes candidates whose experience has prepared them to support and contribute to our commitment to diversity. (Relevant documents for committee members include the diversity statement adopted by the Academic Senate of the University of California - and the UCLA Chancellor's Statement on Diversity.)

Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: Applications should include a cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, up to three representative publications, copies of teaching evaluations (if available), and names and email addresses for three referees.

For further information please contact Dr. Paul V. Kroskrity, Dept. of Anthropology, UCLA at Initial review of applications will begin December 15, 2021. To receive full consideration, application submissions should be submitted by January 15, 2022. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Appointment begins July 1, 2022. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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:



The UCLA Department of Anthropology has always taken a broad view of anthropology, maintaining both balance and integration among the four fields (archaeologybiological, sociocultural, and linguistic), which have traditionally characterized the discipline. Established in 1941, the department grew to prominence immediately after World War II and has consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the country, both for the distinction of its faculty and the quality of its teaching. Many faculty members actively engage in research and teaching in two or more fields, and many hold joint appointments in other departments and schools at UCLA. Indeed, Anthropology has ties with many other major departments in the university, offering a rich fare to graduate students.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
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