Association canadienne de linguistique
Canadian Linguistic Association

2-year term adjunct, General Linguistics, Queen’s University

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 2-year term adjunct position, teaching five 3.0 credit (one semester) courses annually in the Linguistics program. In the first year, the courses to be taught are LING 100 Introduction to Linguistics (a full-year course), LING 320 Phonology, LING 340 Syntax, and LING 415 Semantics. Expected enrolments are 140 for LING 100, and 40 for LING 320, LING 340 and LING 415. Courses to be taught in the second year will be determined based on program needs and candidate interests. These courses will be offered over the fall/winter term for the period September 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, with classes in session from September 5-December 5, 2023 and January 8-April 8, 2024.

Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD, with a research specialization relevant to one or more of the courses to be taught. Ideally, the candidate will also have relevant teaching experience at the university level. This is a two-year term adjunct appointment, from July 1 2023 to June 30 2025.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

All courses are scheduled to take place in-person, and Queen’s will reimburse reasonable commuting costs for candidates travelling from within approximately 3 hours of Kingston. Candidates who move to Kingston will be reimbursed for moving costs up to $2000.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact Laurie Young at or 613-533-2113.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at 2019-2022 Queen's University-QUFA Collective Agreement. Compensation is described in Article 42; the per-course stipends for term adjuncts are described in Article 42.4, and benefits are described in Article 42.6.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for two (2) referees who may be contacted, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration (such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.). Please arrange to have applications sent by e-mail to Laurie Young ( or by mail directly to:

Dr. Bronwyn Bjorkman, Department Head
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Questions about the position from potential applicants can be sent by email to Dr. Bronwyn Bjorkman, Department Head of LLCU (

Applications will be received until April 30, 2023. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the decision will be made and communicated to applicants by May 31. Final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures can be found at

Course Descriptions:

LING 100   Introduction to Linguistics   Units: 6.00
This course provides an introduction to the linguistic study of language. Topics covered include phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course focuses on universal characteristics of language and draws on examples from a variety of languages.

Learning Hours: 240 (72 Lecture, 24 Tutorial, 144 Private Study)

Requirements: Prerequisite None.

LING 320   Phonology   Units: 3.00
Principles and methods of modern generative phonology. Examination of the formal properties of the sound systems of languages. Current theoretical controversies as well as particular synchronic and diachronic problems in a variety of languages.

Requirements: Prerequisite LING 100 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LING 340   Syntax   Units: 3.00
This course provides a foundation in syntactic analysis and explanation. The course focuses on the relation between structure and meaning, and assumes the framework of Universal Grammar Theory. Topics covered include thematic roles, case, anaphora, NP movement and WH movement.

Requirements: Prerequisite LING 100 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LING 415   Semantics   Units: 3.00
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and tools of analysis in semantics. Students will learn to recognize and identify different features of word meaning and a variety of semantic relations between words and sentences. The characteristics of logical relations and truth-function semantics and the role these play in the interpretation of words and sentences will be discussed.

Requirements: Prerequisite LING 340 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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