Oct 302019

Assistant Professor – French Linguistics


The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in French Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must have expertise in French Linguistics, with a focus on Computational Methodologies which may include areas such as: application of computational methodologies to linguistic theory, text/corpus linguistics, platforms and software for language processing and language learning, theories and applications related to large corpora, modeling of language processing and production or NLP. Candidates must also have expertise in at least one area of linguistics (bilingualism, L1/L2 acquisition, lexicology, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics, etc.). French must be the primary language of research focus. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach core undergraduate courses in French linguistics from a formal perspective, including quantitative methods, as well as advanced French as a Second Language courses. Duties will include teaching at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. 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.

Applicants must:

  1. Have a PhD in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter.
  2. Have native or near-native competence in French and near-native competence in English.
  3. Provide evidence of excellence in research, which will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
  4. Provide evidence of excellence in teaching, which will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier (containing a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations) submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto.
More information on the University of Toronto www.utoronto.ca and the Department of French www.french.utoronto.ca can be found on their respective websites.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter (no more than 2-pages); a current curriculum vitae; a recent writing sample such as an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter (no more than 30 pages); as well as a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Professor Anne-Marie Brousseau, Interim Chair of the Department of French at french.assistanttothechair@utoronto.ca (with “French Linguistics Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line) by the closing date. 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. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at french.assistanttothechair@utoronto.ca with subject line: “French Linguistics Position – (your full name)”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by the closing date of January 9, 2020.

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.