Aug 242017

Applications are being sought by the Department of Linguistics for a .5 time Lecturer position beginning January 1, 2018. A completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment is a primary qualification for appointment, as is demonstrated promise as a teacher, including demonstrated ability to teach scientific writing in linguistics. Duties of the position will include the teaching and development of lower-division undergraduate linguistics classes, both core and service courses, many of which are large classes, as well as the periodic teaching of upper-division classes in the sub-discipline of their Ph.D. research. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the collegial governance of the department and university and should have the ability and willingness to assume roles that help the department meet the university’s mission to engage with the community.

Linguistics at SFU (web page: offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, joint majors with Computing Science and First Nations Studies, a TESL certificate program, a speech science certificate, a certificate in First Nations language proficiency, and provides one of the principal components of the Cognitive Science undergraduate degree program. The department currently serves 215 undergraduate majors/minors and 25 graduate students. In addition to a full suite of linguistics courses at all levels, the department offers an array of courses in First Nations languages, primarily in communities throughout B. C. and the Yukon.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a current curriculum vitae; please also note your citizenship/immigration status
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy and dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training, etc., along with a summary of experience in teaching linguistics courses
  4. names and contact details of three academic references

Applications should be submitted electronically to or sent to: Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6, Canada. The closing date for applications is October 31, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities. Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and final approval by the Vice President Academic.

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