Statistics positions at UC Davis

Position Announcement: Joint Assistant Professor in Linguistics/Statistics

The Departments of Linguistics and Statistics at the University of California, Davis, are soliciting applications for a joint Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2024.

We are seeking an engaged individual, willing to help in creating an exciting environment involving the two thriving departments. A successful candidate is expected to develop a research program at the intersection of Linguistics, Statistics and Data Science. Within this intersection, the candidate’s focus of inquiry will remain wide open. Interests can range from probabilistic approaches to language processing, to the investigation of societal consequences of big language data or the application of computational methods to social sciences, to mention but a few.

Desired qualifications include the ability to teach pertinent classes in both linguistics and statistics. Mentoring of undergraduate students, supervision of graduate students, involvement in curricular development, and performance of university service are expected. A Ph.D. in Linguistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a closely related field must be completed by the beginning of instruction.

Applicants should submit: curriculum vitae, a cover letter that clearly states reasons for the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, and a summary of academic trajectory; statements of research and teaching interests, official graduate transcripts, one writing sample (publication, submitted manuscript, or dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation. This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $101,000 to $145,000.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by November 15, 2023 will receive full initial consideration.

TO APPLY: Submit application on-line via job listing at Please submit your application by November 15, 2023.

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