Nov 212016


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for an appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the founding Director of the newly-created School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures.

Reporting to the Dean, the Director will be the academic leader for the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures and its principal representative. (The position of Director of a School in the Faculty of Arts is equivalent to the role of Department Head for the purposes of university policies and procedures and for provisions in the collective agreement.) Appointment as Director is for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.

Candidates must have a PhD in one of the disciplines represented in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures (or a closely related one), a distinguished record of teaching and research, as well as a demonstrated record of building collaborative relationships internally and with external communities. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated leadership and administrative skills; the ability to work effectively in a large, research intensive university; and a commitment to consultation, collegiality and mutual respect.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures provides academic support for programs leading to nine undergraduate degrees (BA East Asian Language Studies, BA East Asian Studies, BA French, BA German, BA Italian, BA Linguistics, BA Linguistics and Languages, BA Russian, BA Spanish), a new minor program in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, as well as two graduate programs in Linguistics and in Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Aligned with the objectives of the university’s Internationalization strategy (, the School is a leader in student exchange and group study programs and a major player in enabling students to acquire the cross-cultural competencies required for success in our highly interconnected world.

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, a statement of leadership and research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees by January 15, 2017 to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity, and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (yes/no) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no)