University of California, Los Angeles
Indo-European Studies — The Program in Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for an open-rank position in Indo-European Studies. Senior applicants will be considered for the A. Richard Diebold Chair in Indo-European Studies. Applicants should have the PhD in hand and broad training in the linguistics and philology of the principal ancient and medieval Indo-European languages and in the linguistic and cultural reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. Field(s) of specialization open. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly research and publication as well as dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants should make use of the UCLA job application website (https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00568) to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publication(s), and contact information for three recommenders. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Stephanie Jamison ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California non-discrimination and affirmative action policy, see UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
Pam Munro recently wrote on article for Zócalo Public Square on revitalizing Tongva, the American Indian language originally spoken in the L.A. Basin. This article was also picked up yesterday by both The Washington Post and Time! Congratulations Pam!
If you’re on Facebook, feel free to like the Tongva language page!
This past weekend, local West LA children’s books store, Children’s Book World, held a book signing for our very own second-year graduate student Eleanor Glewwe. Eleanor’s first young adults book, Sparkers, was recently published by Viking Press (a subsidiary of the Penguin Group). This is the second book signing/launch event for this book, the first being one in Eleanor’s home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota over the summer. The event was very well-attended by both linguists and non-linguists. For those looking for a holiday gift for a young adult, this book comes highly recommended!
Photos courtesy of Andrew Cheng.
Third-year student Margit Bowler is currently out in the Australian bush doing fieldwork on Warlpiri. She reports on a ‘minor’ incident involving a car blowing up below (see picture):
Kaboom, the car blew up! I’m completely fine (and so is everyone else who was in the car); I was just extremely tired the next day from walking 15km before the rescue party found me. I didn’t get home til 2 am!
Congratulations to second-year graduate student Eleanor Glewwe on the Sept. 30 release of her first book, Sparkers, published by Viking Juvenile for Middle Grade readers. Eleanor will have a premier for the release in her hometown of St. Paul MN, but the book’s California launch event (with book signing) will be hosted by Children’s Book World (10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., at Prosser) on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:30pm (see http://www.childrensbookworld.com/Calendar/calendar.htm).
We hope that lots of department colleagues will be able to attend!
UCLA is hosting CUSP 7 this year, on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 (location TBA). CUSP — California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics — is an interdisciplinary conference presenting work by local students and faculty spanning the fields of Linguistics and Philosophy. CUSP began at UCLA in 2009 and has quickly developed into a great forum for discussion and collaboration on semantics and related topics. Admission is open to affiliates of the department; please contact Jessica Rett (email@example.com) if you’re interested in attending the dinner.