Feb 092017

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the field of Syntax with a focus on syntactic theory. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Syntax by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications, output of research or a research pipeline that is at a high international level, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and strong letters of reference. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels and teaching courses in morphology and syntax at both levels, with other courses to be determined.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of Linguistics can be found on their respective websites. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching ability. Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference (on letterhead), preferably in PDF format, sent directly by the referee to Professor Keren Rice at the address lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Syntax Job – (your full name)”. If you have questions about this position, please contact lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by March 15, 2017. 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. The online system can accommodate up to 15 attachments per candidate (8.3 MB max. per attachment).

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.