Dec 192018

Department Head (Associate or Full Professor)
Specializing in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics

Well-established scholars in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics are invited to apply for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will serve as Department Head for a period of five years following appointment (with the possibility of renewal). Appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics (College of Arts and Science).


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant area. She or he will be productively engaged in ongoing research focusing on Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, and will have a record of research success, experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, and a potential to supervise graduate students.

Applicants should have relevant administrative experience or potential for such service commensurate with the duties of Department Head, and should be able to represent the interests of the department in the broader context of the College of Arts and Science. We seek applicants who excel as teacher-scholars with demonstrable teaching accomplishments, a well- established program of research, and evidence of research funding.

In the context of a major reinvestment into the Department of Linguistics by the College of Arts and Science, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help develop a new vision and new initiatives for the department, to guide and mentor newer faculty, to build on continuing growth, and to enhance student enrollments and learning experiences.

Appointment is expected to be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. The current salary bands are: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Full Professor: $130,925 to $152,877. In addition, Department Heads in the College of Arts and Science receive a stipend and research grant support.

This position also provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

College of Arts and Science and University of Saskatchewan

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the fine arts, humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 10 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, scholarly and artistic work, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and Indigenization and internationalization initiatives.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.

The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Application Procedure:

Submit applications electronically by e-mail as a complete dossier in PDF format. The dossier should include detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter, summary of administrative experience, statement of research interests, teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching interests and philosophy and teaching evaluations, and samples of published works. Applicants will also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided directly to the Department. Submit applications to

For any further inquiries, contact:

Professor Joe Garcea
College of Arts and Science
Room 522, Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Telephone: (306) 966-8798

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.