Associate/Full Professor – Chancellor’s Joint Initiative: Natural Language Processing (HDSI/Linguistics) – La Jolla, CA

Associate/Full Professor – Chancellor’s Joint Initiative: Natural Language Processing (HDSI/Linguistics)

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA


Associate/Full Professor – Chancellor’s Joint Initiative: Natural Language Processing (HDSI/Linguistics)

University of California San Diego

Position overview

Position title: Associate/Full Professor – Natural Language Processing

Application Window

Open date: November 21, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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

The University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the broad area of Natural Language Processing. This position will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics and the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI), to begin in Fall 2023.

Data Science is beginning to advance our understanding of society and human behavior in ways that pose grand challenges to our understanding of how humans learn, use, and process natural language. HDSI is pursuing a strategy for advancing Data Science that builds upon its unique strengths in creating interdisciplinary research areas that span multiple disciplines and departments. The Department of Linguistics takes a strong interdisciplinary approach to language research that combines theory, computation, and experimentation. The department plays a central role in the new Computational Social Science (CSS) program within the School of Social Sciences, creating an excellent opportunity to collaborate in bringing together the emerging discipline of Data Science with research challenges in Linguistics, to be led by scholars with strong linguistic, quantitative, and computational skills.

We seek exceptional candidates with a strong record of publications and research in this interdisciplinary area. The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as mentor students, in both Linguistics and HDSI. They will conduct and publish research and participate in professional activities (e.g., conferences) in the field of Natural Language Processing. They are also expected to participate in department and university service as academic members of the campus community.

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, or related discipline.

Track record of published research in Data Science or related field.

Preferred qualifications

We seek applicants with an outstanding track record of research accomplishments, excellence in teaching, service, and a commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion at the university.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

• Statement of Research

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

• Statement of Teaching

• Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

• Institutional Reference Check – UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application. Additional information is available online:

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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