Jun 152016

Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga
Assistant Professor – Linguistics

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Linguistics. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek candidates whose research expertise is in sociolinguistics, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: language variation, language contact, English-based creoles, code-switching. English must be the primary language of research focus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. He/She will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate will undertake undergraduate teaching at all levels along with graduate teaching and supervision. Candidates must have a demonstrable ability to teach core undergraduate courses from a generative grammar perspective.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information on the Department of Language Studies, UTM please visit us at https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/department-language-studies.

Application Information: For further details and to apply online please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1600747.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. All application materials should be submitted online. Please direct questions to joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca. The application deadline is September 19, 2016.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant’s research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please ensure that the candidate’s name and “Linguistics Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on a letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applicants from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.