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Nov 092018
 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto invites applications for admission to our MA and PhD programs for Fall 2019. The department has strengths in theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, fieldwork on understudied languages, and interfaces across these areas. The faculty has specializations in a wide range of methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative. The department’s open door policy allows students to explore their research interests across sub-disciplines, gaining training in multiple approaches, and shaping their own research projects. Interface across diverse areas of linguistics is highly encouraged.

This fall, the department celebrates fifty great years of research, teaching, and community. Building on this proud tradition of excellence, the department is in the midst of an exciting period of faculty expansion. This year, the department welcomed two new members to our graduate faculty, Barend Beekhuizen (computational linguistics, semantic processing and typology) and Keir Moulton (syntax, semantics, experimental linguistics). This enrichment builds on five new hires in the last three years– Susana Béjar (morphology, syntax), Derek Denis (sociolinguistics), Nathan Sanders (phonology, sign language), Jessamyn Schertz (phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics), and Guillaume Thomas (semantics, pragmatics, interface with morphosyntax). The department is currently in the process of hiring an additional three faculty members who will join the department from Fall 2019 in the following three areas: syntax/semantics of indigenous languages, theoretical/laboratory phonology, and language acquisition/processing in syntax/semantics.

The current faculty and their primary research areas include the following:

  1. THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS, with an emphasis on formal methods in morphology, semantics, syntax, phonetics, phonology, and pragmatics. The continuing faculty currently doing research and teaching in these areas include: Susana Béjar (morphology, syntax), M. Cristina Cuervo (syntax), Michela Ippolito (semantics), Peter Jurgec (phonology), Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (syntax), Yoongjung Kang (phonetics, phonology), Alexei Kochetov (phonetics), Keir Moulton (syntax, semantics), Keren Rice (phonology, morphology), Nathan Sanders (phonetics, phonology), and Guillaume Thomas (semantics, pragmatics).
  2. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, with a focus on language acquisition and processing of natural language. The continuing faculty currently working in these areas include: Barend Beekhuizen (computational linguistics, semantic processing and typology), Daphna Heller (sentence processing), Philip Monahan (speech perception, neurolinguistics), Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux (language acquisition), Jessamyn Schertz (bilingualism, perceptual shift).
  3. SOCIOLINGUISTICS, with a focus on language variation and change. The continuing faculty doing research in this area include: Derek Denis (language variation, discourse-pragmatics), Atiqa Hachimi (sociolinguistics, language and gender), Naomi Nagy (language variation and change, heritage languages), and Sali A. Tagliamonte (language variation and change, Canadian dialects and Internet language).

The department also has a strong interest in fieldwork and the study of understudied languages in Canada and the world. Faculty with fieldwork research projects include: Suzi Lima (Kawaiwete, Brazil; Yudja, Brazil), Keren Rice (Dene, Canada), Nathan Sanders (sign language), and Guillaume Thomas (Mbyá Guaraní, South America)

All graduate students in our program receive funding packages of no less than $17,500 (for 2019-20, with a planned increase of guaranteed minimum to $18,500 by 2021-22), plus tuition and fees, for one year in the MA program and four years in the PhD program. Additional funding is often available through Research Assistantships on the many funded faculty research projects.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2019, though later applications will be considered if space remains in the program.

For more information about our program, please visit https://linguistics.utoronto.ca/, and click on the “Graduate” link. If you have any further questions, please contact the Graduate Administrator at linguistics@utoronto.ca.

Nov 082018
 

Professeur en linguistique computationnelle
Professeure en linguistique computationnelle

Département de linguistique et de traduction

Description du poste

Le Département de linguistique et de traduction sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein, menant à la permanence, au rang d’adjoint en linguistique computationnelle/traitement automatique des langues naturelles.

Fonctions

La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux activités de l’institution. Cette personne jouera également un rôle de premier plan dans le développement du volet «Linguistique computationnelle» de notre curriculum et dans l’établissement de collaborations interdisciplinaires à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur de l’université.

Exigences

  • Doctorat en linguistique ou informatique, ou dans une discipline connexe.
  • Formation double en linguistique et en informatique, avec une solide formation en linguistique fondamentale.
  • Intérêt démontré pour l’utilisation de techniques computationnelles pour éclairer l’étude du langage.
  • Capacité d’enseigner dans au moins un domaine fondamental de la linguistique.
  • Excellent dossier de publication en linguistique computationnelle.
  • Expérience en enseignement universitaire.
  • Avoir une connaissance suffisante de la langue française (écrite et parlée)*

Informations sur le poste

No d’affichage FAS 11-18/23
Période d’affichage Jusqu’au 13 décembre inclusivement
Traitement L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux.
Date d’entrée en fonction Le ou après le 1er août 2019

Soumission de candidature

  • Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants :
    • une lettre de motivation
    • un curriculum vitæ
    • un exemplaire des publications ou des travaux de recherche récents
  • Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation. Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au Département.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent parvenir à la directrice du Département de linguistique et de traduction à l’adresse suivante :

Mireille Tremblay, directrice
Département de linguistique et de traduction, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation peuvent également être transmis en pièces jointes par voie électronique à l’adresse suivante : mireille.tremblay.4@umontreal.ca

Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse suivante : http://ling-trad.umontreal.ca/accueil/

Professor in computational linguistics

Département de linguistique et de traduction

Job description

The Département de linguistique et de traduction is seeking applications for a full-time tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in computational linguistics/natural language processing.

Responsibilities

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. This person will play an important role in the development of the “Computational Linguistics” component of our curriculum and in establishing cross-disciplinary collaborations within and outside of the University.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Dual training in linguistics and computer science, with a strong background in core linguistics.
  • Demonstrated interest in using computational techniques in the study of language.
  • Ability to teach in at least one of the core domains of linguistics.
  • Excellent publication track record in computational linguistics.
  • University teaching experience.
  • Sufficient knowledge of written and spoken French.*

Information about the position

Posting number FAS 11-18 /23
Deadline Until December 13 inclusively.
Treatment The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date On or after August 1st, 2019

Application

  • The application must include the following documents:
    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitæ
    • copies of recent publications and research
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département de linguistique et de traduction at the following address:

Mireille Tremblay, directrice
Département de linguistique et de traduction, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Application and letters of recommendation may also be sent by email at the following address: mireille.tremblay.4@umontreal.ca

For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at http://ling-trad.umontreal.ca/accueil/

*Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal

L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal, les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures

Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi

Par l’entremise de son programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi, l’Université de Montréal invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à soumettre leur candidature. Lors du recrutement, nos outils de sélection peuvent être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées qui en font la demande. Soyez assurés de la confidentialité de cette information.
L’Université prône l’inclusion et la diversité de son personnel et encourage également les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration

Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

*Language Policy

Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Confidentiality

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program

Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information. Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements

We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Nov 062018
 

L’Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congrès de 2019 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Colombie-Britannique (Vancouver, Canada), du samedi 1er juin au lundi 3 juin 2019. Les membres sont invités à soumettre des propositions de communication (résumés) portant sur tous les domaines de la discipline.

Seuls les membres en règle pour l’année 2019 peuvent soumettre des résumés. Pour devenir membre de l’ACL ou pour vérifier son adhésion, visitez le https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/claacl.

Des résumés peuvent être soumis selon deux formats : présentation orale (20 minutes plus 10 minutes de questions) ou affiche. Nous encourageons vivement les collègues établi(e)s à soumettre des résumés pour des affiches.

Il y aura une session sp ́eciale en l’honneur de Michael Rochement. Si vous souhaitez que votre résumé soit pris en compte pour la session, veuillez le signaler au comité de programme, en écrivant directement à keir.moulton@utoronto.ca.

EXIGENCES

  1. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser une page (21.6×27.9 cm soit 8½×11 po) à simple interligne avec une police de caractères 12 points et des marges de 2,54 cm (1 pouce), plus les références.
  2. Une bibliographie complète des textes cités dans le résumé doit également être soumise sur une seconde page.
  3. Les exemples, tableaux et figures doivent être inclus dans la page de résumé.
  4. Les résumés doivent être soumis par voie électronique sous forme de fichier PDF; si votre résumé utilise des symboles phonétiques ou autres caractères spéciaux, veuillez vous assurer que les polices de caractères appropriées sont aussi incluses.
  5. Afin de préserver l’anonymat, les résumés ne doivent pas comporter de références superflues aux publications des auteur(e)s et aucune référence à des organismes subventionnaires de recherche.
  6. Les résumés doivent comprendre :
    • un titre;
    • un énoncé clair et explicite des questions de recherche examinées;
    • un énoncé clair du contexte de la recherche, y compris les références principales;
    • une présentation des principaux arguments, y compris, le cas échéant, les exemples les plus pertinents (dans le cas de recherche en cours, le résumé devrait inclure les résultats préliminaires);
    • des conclusions et une interprétation de leur signification.
  7. Les auteur(e)s sont prié(e)s de s’identifier seulement dans le formulaire de soumission de résumé et de soumettre un résumé anonyme.
  8. On ne peut soumettre qu’un seul résumé comme auteur(e) et un seul comme co-auteur(e), ou bien deux résumés comme co-auteur(e).
  9. Les communications devront être présentées dans la langue utilisée dans le titre du résumé.

Soumettez les résumés à : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=claacl2019.

Date limite : vendredi 1er février 2019, 23:59 PST

SUBVENTIONS DE VOYAGE
L’ACL finance partiellement les dépenses de voyage des étudiant(e)s ou chercheur(e)s aux cycles supérieurs ou au niveau post-doctoral résidant au Canada et étant membres en règle en date du 1 juin 2019. Plus d’informations à ce propos vous seront acheminées après le Congrès. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à contacter le trésorier, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (a.kahnemuyipour@utoronto.ca).
FRAIS DE CONFÉRENCE
En plus des frais d’adhésion à l’ACL, les présentateurs(-trices) doivent acquitter les frais d’inscription au Congrès et les frais de conférence de l’ACL. Veuillez visiter le site https://www.congress2019.ca/.
MEILLEURE COMMUNICATION ET MEILLEURE AFFICHE ÉTUDIANT(E)S
L’ACL accordera un prix pour la meilleure communication et la meilleure affiche conçue et présentée par un(e) ou plusieurs étudiant(e)s. (Une description des critères de d’évaluation est disponible à http://cla-acl.ca/prix-etudiants-student-awards/.) Seules les communications étudiantes sont admissibles au concours. Si votre directrice ou directeur de thèse et/ou de laboratoire est inclus(e) en tant que co-auteur(e), vous pourriez soumettre votre proposition de communication sans indiquer son nom et, par la suite, souligner sa contribution pendant la présentation.

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The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2019 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from Saturday June 1 to Monday June 3, 2019. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all areas of linguistics.

You must be a member of the CLA when you present at the conference. To become a member of the CLA or to check your membership status, visit https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/claacl.

Abstracts may be submitted in two categories: oral presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions) or poster presentation. We strongly encourage established scholars to submit their abstracts for posters.

There will be a special session in honour of the late Michael Rochemont, focusing on Information Structure. If you wish your abstract to be considered for the special session, please indicate this to the programme committee via email to keir.moulton@utoronto.ca in addition to submitting your abstract to EasyChair.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6×27.9 cm, 8½×11 in.), single-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins, excluding references.
  2. A complete list of references cited in the abstract must also be submitted on a second page.
  3. Examples, figures, and tables must be included on the first page.
  4. Abstracts must be in PDF format; if you use phonetic transcriptions or any other special symbols, ensure that necessary fonts are embedded.
  5. To help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to the authors’ publications and should not contain acknowledgements to granting agencies.
  6. Abstracts should contain:
    • a title
    • a clear and explicit statement of the research question
    • a clear statement of the research context, including key references
    • an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable (for research in progress, pilot results must be included)
    • a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance
  7. Authors should identify themselves only on the abstract submission form—abstracts must be anonymous.
  8. Members are limited to one individual and one joint abstract submission, or two joint submissions.
  9. Papers must be presented in the language used in the title of the abstract.

Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=claacl2019.

Deadline: Friday 1st February 2019, 11:59 PST

TRAVEL GRANTS
The CLA will partially cover the travel expenses of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are members in good standing on 1 June 2019. Information about the reimbursement procedure will be sent to all members after the annual meeting. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the CLA Treasurer, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (a.kahnemuyipour@utoronto.ca).
CONFERENCE FEES
In addition to paying CLA membership fees, all accepted presenters must register for the Congress of the Humanities of Social Sciences and the CLA. Please see https://www.congress2019.ca/ for details.
BEST STUDENT PAPER AND POSTER CONTEST
There will be awards for the best paper and the best poster at the CLA conference written and delivered by one or more students. (Information concerning the selection criteria can be found at http://cla-acl.ca/prix-etudiants-student-awards/). Only presentations authored by students may be considered for the competition. If your adviser and/or lab director is included as a co-author, you may submit your abstract without their name but acknowledge their contribution in your presentation.

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Nov 012018
 

McGill will be hosting a Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis May 17-18, 2019. We are pleased to welcome the following invited speakers:

  • Mark Baker (Rutgers)
  • Henry Davis (UBC)
  • Laura Kalin (Princeton)
  • Ileana Paul (Western)
  • Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
  • Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin)
  • Susi Wurmbrand (Vienna/Harvard)

And the guest of honour, Lisa Travis!

Languages vary but this variation is not chaotic. Within the Principles and Parameters framework, the principles are the abstract system that underlie Universal Grammar, while the parameters are the points of possible variation within this system. While originally conceived as settings that account for a wide range of linguistic properties (macro-parameters, such as the pro-drop parameter), parameters have recently been either outright denied or re-cast as micro-parameters. This workshop aims to highlight current research on parameters from a broad range of perspectives.

Call for abstracts: Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). A poster session may be added to the program following evaluation of submissions. We ask that you limit your submissions to one singly-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts.

Submission guidelines: Submissions should be in PDF format. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 letter-sized (or A4) pages, including all text, data, figures, and references. Text should be in a 12pt font, with page margins no smaller than 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

Deadline: December 7, 2018

To submit an abstract: CLICK HERE

Questions: Please contact the program committee (parametersworkshop@gmail.com).

Nov 012018
 

AFLA 26 will take place May 24–26, 2019, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. We are pleased to welcome the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Juliette Blevins, CUNY
  • Dr. Vera Hohaus, Manchester
  • Dr. Marian Klamer, Leiden
  • Invited Student Speaker: Becky Tollan, University of Toronto

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). A poster session may be added to the program following evaluation of submissions. Abstracts may deal with any aspect of theoretical or experimental linguistics (morphology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, syntax, semantics, typology) on any Austronesian language(s). We ask that you limit your submissions to one singly-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts.

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be in PDF format. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 letter-sized (or A4) pages, including all text, data, figures, and references. Text should be in a 12pt font, with page margins no smaller than 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

Deadline

December 7, 2018

To submit an abstract: CLICK HERE

Questions

Please contact the program committee (afla26uwo@gmail.com).

About AFLA

AFLA is an organization which promotes the study of Austronesian languages from a formal perspective. Since the initial meeting in 1994, AFLA has served as a forum for the presentation of new research in all of the core areas of formal linguistics, including (but not limited to) phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, typology, and psycholinguistics. AFLA has a history of bringing together leading scholars, native speaker-linguists, and junior scholars in the formal study of Austronesian languages. Information about past AFLA meetings can be found HERE.

Oct 122018
 

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching-stream (alternate stream) tenure-track position in General Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a teaching-intensive appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses.

A PhD in Linguistics is required. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially in phonetics/phonology, and can teach a significant number of courses from the following: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Mind, Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics (both articulatory and acoustic), Phonology, and Language Acquisition (both first and second). The Linguistics Section is in the process of developing a new undergraduate degree program in Speech and Language Sciences and the successful candidate should be able to contribute to this program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and design. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Susan Ehrlich, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, S561 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: lllhires@yorku.ca – (Subject line: “Linguistics Alternate Stream Position”). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate withqualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous people in Canada will be given priority.

Posting End Date: November 30, 2018

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Oct 012018
 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics. The ideal candidate will have a scholarly interest, expertise and a publication record in the area of language in its social context, for example: ethnography; intercultural communication; language contacts or creole linguistics; Indigenous heritage and language revitalization; language and social justice; language and power; writing systems. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research relates to any of the languages offered in the department (Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish). The successful candidate will contribute to the new Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) Major and will demonstrate expertise in cultural diversity and inter-cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate will participate in developing and teaching a fourth-year capstone course for the LLCU Major, and is expected to teach one or more existing core courses in the Linguistics program.

The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Donato Santeramo.

The deadline for applications is November 5, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Laurie Young, Administrative Assistant at youngla@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Donato Santeramo
Interim Head
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Room 412, Kingston Hall
103 Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Laurie Young in The Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at 613-533-2113 or email youngla@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Sep 272018
 

The Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies, in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of General and Applied Linguistics with a primary specialization in Indigenous languages of the Americas, language revitalization and documentation commencing July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or expected date of defense in 2019 (at the time of the appointment) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics with demonstrated research and teaching experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, description, and documentation or archiving. Indigenous community engagement with a research focus on an Indigenous language are also required. Fluency in an Indigenous language of the Americas would be an asset. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching and a record of peer-reviewed academic publications.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Responsibilities:

The prospective candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and successful Linguistics department at the University of Saskatchewan by participating in course and program development with an Indigenous focus. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics, performing administrative service, maintaining an active research agenda, engaging in public service, attracting and supervising graduate students, and applying for external funding.

Terms of appointment:

The appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies (College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan), currently under transformation to be the Department of Linguistics (College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan) by the time of appointment.

Salary bands: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Full Professor: $130,925 to $152,877. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor rank.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Application materials to be submitted via email:

  • cover letter;
  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • minimum of three letters or reference;
  • list and or description of courses they have taken;
  • copy of PhD degree or a statement of status in the program by the supervisor;
  • research statement (no more than 5 pages including references);
  • teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy (no more than two pages), teaching evaluations if applicable;
  • any supporting documents.

Please submit materials to:

Professor Joe Garcea
Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies
Arts 522, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Telephone: (306) 966-8798
Email: linguistics.religiousstudies@usask.ca

Application deadline along with all supporting documents is December 15, 2018; however applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sep 122018
 

Job Description
Assistant Professor – Cognitive Science of Language – 1803706

The Department of Linguistics and University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of the Cognitive Science of Language. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.  This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Linguistics (51%) and University College (49%).

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related area by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in the field of cognitive science of language. We seek candidates with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise in experimental approaches in semantics/syntax and language acquisition and processing, and whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program in support of the research and teaching missions of the Department of Linguistics and University College.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the applications, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a departmental and a collegiate structure.

The Department of Linguistics is an international leader in linguistics with strengths in theoretical, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics approaches. For more information about the Department, see: linguistics.utoronto.ca.

University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4500 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. The College’s Cognitive Science Program gives students the opportunity to explore the mind and its structures in an interdisciplinary context. For more information about the College, see: https://www.uc.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803706&tz=GMT-04%3A00.

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy,  course syllabi and teaching evaluations, and the names and email addresses of three referees.

Applicants must also arrange to have three signed letters of reference on letterhead, preferably as PDF documents, sent directly to Prof. Sali A. Tagliamonte via email to linguistics@utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Cognitive Science – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by November 21st, 2018.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter, CV, one recent article-length writing sample, and research statement; (2) Teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact linguistics@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sep 072018
 

On September 27 & 28th, 2018, Cape Breton University is hosting an international conference titled Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw: A Basque-Mi’kmaw Cultural Exchange Symposium. Presenters coming from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Basque Country, Denmark, France, Spain, the United States, and Canada (Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, and Sydney) will engage in two days of knowledge sharing and intercultural dialogue. They represent organizations such as the Smithsonian Institute (Washington D.C.), the Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh), University of Oxford (UK), University of Toronto, Carleton University (Ottawa), Université Laval (Québec), and Parks Canada. For full list of speakers, click here.

Registration is now open at www.cbu.ca/atlantiar.