California State University, Long Beach, LINGUISTICS/College of Liberal Arts

Position ID:CSULB-LING-ASSTPROFESSOR [#13699, 2549]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Sociolinguistics/Language and Culture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Languages
Cultural Studies
Starting Date:2020/08/17
Appl Deadline:2020/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/07, finished 2020/09/06, listed until 2020/02/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics 
Tenure-Track Position Opening 
Recruitment Number: 2549
Position: Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics/Language and Culture 

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall semester) 

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

 Required Qualifications: 
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology or related field
 Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020 
• Training in sociolinguistics and qualitative approaches to the study of language and culture 
• Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level 
• Evidence of or potential for successful research and publication 
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
A research agenda that includes the sociolinguistic study of a language other than English or a non-standard
  variety of English in a minority or underserved community  
Graduate-level training in linguistics 
• Active ethnographic fieldwork 
• Ability to link interactional data to their broader sociocultural, sociopolitical implications 
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level 
• Experience in teaching courses in language and culture and sociolinguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels 
• Evidence of successful research and publication commensurate with professional level 
• Experience working with a diverse population and in applied or community-based research 
• Specialization open but should complement those of existing faculty in the CSULB Department of Linguistics. 

• Teach introductory courses in linguistics, upper division undergraduate courses in language and culture, and graduate (M.A.) level seminars in sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, special topics and other courses, depending upon candidate’s expertise and departmental needs 
• Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research projects and serve on thesis committees 
• Maintain an active research agenda in area of specialization leading to publications and presentations 
• Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation: 
• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
• Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications 
• CV (including current email address) 
• Contact information for three references on last page of CV 
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree 
• Evidence of successful teaching (syllabi for courses taught, copies of student evaluations, and up to five representative samples of course   handouts, tests, and/or assignment instructions for each course)
• Up to two written works representative of the candidate’s research/publications 
Finalists will also be required to submit the following: 
 1. A signed SC-1 form 
 2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and 
 3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available) 

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: ;

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section. 

Requests for information should be addressed to: 

Dr. Wendy Klein, Search Committee Chair 
Department of Linguistics 
California State University, Long Beach 
1250 Bellflower Boulevard 
Long Beach, CA 90840-0902 (preferred) or
(562) 985-5792

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 15, 2019. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled). 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. 


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age,Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
(562) 985-5792
Department of Linguistics
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0902