Jun 192017

The Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto (St. George Campus), invites applications for one full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Theoretical Syntax. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Qualifications include a proven record of research in theoretical syntax with a secondary specialization in fieldwork on an understudied language, corpora, or experimental work. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must provide strong evidence of innovative research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of sustained contribution or publication in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and endorsements from referees.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research agenda, and participate in the academic life of the department.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have questions about this position, please email the contact address below.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by October 19, 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 as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV; (2) Teaching dossier.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, preferably as signed PDF documents on letterhead, sent directly to Keren Rice via email to lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Theoretical Syntax – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

More information on the University of Toronto (http://www.utoronto.ca) and the Department of Linguistics (http://linguistics.utoronto.ca) can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics course descriptions are available at https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/section/Linguistics.

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.