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Jan 182021
 

Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Language Variation and Change

Description:

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of Language Variation and Change. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the area of Language Variation and Change. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialization as well as teach in other areas as determined by the department. Linguistics undergraduate course descriptions are available at www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/crs_lin.htm.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, teaching dossier including the teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Contractually-Limited-Term-Appointment-Language-Variation-and-Change-ON/544112817/. Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (signed, dated, and on letterhead), preferably in PDF format, sent directly to Professor Sali A. Tagliamonte at the address linguistics@utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Language Variation and Change Job – (your full name)”. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online and received by February 15, 2021.

If you have questions about the position, please contact linguistics@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Jan 182021
 

Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Psycholinguistics

Description:

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of Psycholinguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the area Psycholinguistics, with a secondary specialization in Quantitative Methods. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialization as well as teach in other areas as determined by the department. Linguistics undergraduate course descriptions are available at www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/crs_lin.htm.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, teaching dossier including the teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Contractually-Limited-Term-Appointment-Psycholinguistics-ON/544112717/. Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (signed, dated, and on letterhead), preferably in PDF format, sent directly to Professor Sali A. Tagliamonte at the address linguistics@utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Psycholinguistics Job – (your full name)”. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online and received by February 15, 2021.

If you have questions about the position, please contact linguistics@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Jan 112021
 

Bourses en études françaises (MA et PhD) à l’Université Western
(13 000$ jusqu’à 23 000$)

Le département d’études françaises de l’Université Western (London, Canada) accepte maintenant les demandes d’admission pour l’année académique 2021–2022 pour ses programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat, dans les domaines de la linguistique et de la littérature. L’Université Western est reconnue comme une des grandes universités de recherche en Ontario (consortium U15) et le département d’études françaises participe activement à maintenir son excellente réputation depuis plus de 50 ans.

Nous offrons des programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat dans le champ de la linguistique tant formelle (syntaxe, morphologie, phonologie et sémantique) qu’en sociolinguistique. La maîtrise et le doctorat sont également offerts dans les littératures francophones et ce, des origines du français au Moyen Âge, jusqu’à ces dernières incarnations modernes. Les étudiant.e.s inscrit.e.s aux cycles supérieurs forment une communauté internationale diversifiée et active.

Les étudiant.e.s. inscrit.e.s dans nos programmes ont également la possibilité de participer aux projets de recherches de nos professeurs dans le cadre d’assistanat de recherches, de conférences, de forums et de publications.

Vous pouvez vous renseigner quant aux champs d’intérêts de recherche des professeurs en cliquant ici :

Vous trouverez la liste des thèses et mémoires complétés depuis 2003 ici : https://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/thesis/index.html

Pour vous inscrire: https://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/admission/apply.html

Date limite pour le premier appel donnant accès au financement à partir de septembre 2021 : 1er février 2021

Les candidatures canadiennes et internationales retenues pour le programme de doctorat reçoivent une bourse d’études d’une durée de quatre ans couvrant les frais de scolarité ainsi qu’un assistanat d’enseignement annuel d’une valeur minimale de 13 000$. Le même financement est offert aux étudiants canadiens et internationaux acceptés à la maîtrise pour une durée d’une année.

En plus des bourses de cycles supérieurs, le département d’études françaises offre aux étudiant.e.s. qui maintiennent un dossier académique de qualité une aide financière pour effectuer des voyages de recherche ou pour prendre part à des colloques, ainsi que la possibilité de remplacer l’assistanat d’enseignement par une bourse de recherche d’une valeur équivalente. Plusieurs étudiant.e.s de notre programme de doctorat profitent aussi d’un régime de cotutelle avec une université française.

Pour plus d’information concernant l’aide financière offerte par notre institution, veuillez communiquer directement avec le département d’études françaises ou consultez le lien suivant : http://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/finances/index.html.

Nous offrons aussi un excellent programme de formation pédagogique de même que plusieurs activités de développement professionnel pour les étudiant.e.s qui ont des contrats d’assistanat d’enseignement.

Directrice des cycles supérieurs : Prof. Geneviève De Viveiros (gdevivei@uwo.ca)

Assistante aux programmes: Chrisanthi Ballas (frgrpr@uwo.ca)

Pour nous joindre : https://www.uwo.ca/french/people/index.html

url de référence : https://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/index.html

Dec 172020
 

GRADUATE POSITION(S) IN INDIGENEOUS LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION/TECHNOLOGY
LEVEL: MA / PhD
INSTITUTION: University of Alberta, Canada

SPECIALTY AREAS:

Morphology; Phonetics; Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics, Indigenous Languages; Language Revitalization

DESCRIPTION:

The Alberta Language Technology Lab (ALTLab) in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is offering graduate student positions at the PhD (4 years) or MA (2 years) level in its graduate program, beginning in September 2021 within the research project: 21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages, funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant in 2019 – 2026. See our partnership website for more information: http://21c.tools/

This partnership is hosted by the ALTLab and is led by Dr. Antti Arppe (Associate Professor & Partnership Director). We are developing language technological models, tools, and resources for Indigenous languages in Canada, starting with Plains Cree (Algonquian) and Tsuut’ina (Dene), and plan to continue and expand work in other languages. These tools and resources include: intelligent electronic dictionaries, linguistically analyzed collections of spoken and written texts, spell-checkers, language learning and practice tools, and word form analyzers and generators, all created in collaboration with Indigenous communities in order to facilitate and support the use of their languages in all spheres of life by community members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Alongside studies in the Department’s graduate program, the graduate student will be expected to:

  1. support the development or maintenance of our current or future projects within ALTLab for our partnering communities.
  2. conduct research that falls within the purview of ALTLab research interests on either the languages of our partners and/or another Indigenous language (see our list of past publications from our ALTLab team and a full list of potential research topics: https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/).

REQUIREMENTS:

These graduate positions require:

  1. a keen interest in North American Indigenous languages;
  2. a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field; and
  3. meeting the general entrance requirements to the Department’s graduate program (https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/graduate/admissions.html)

We will prefer candidates with:

  1. experience in and knowledge of the phonetics/phonology and/or morphosyntax of North American Indigenous languages, in particular Plains Cree or other Western Cree, Algonquian, or Dene language; and/or
  2. experience in computational linguistics and natural language processing (e.g. finite-state transducers, speech technology); and/or
  3. interest or experience in language documentation, language revitalization, and language learning.

WE OFFER:

  1. an opportunity to personally contribute to the practical retention of linguistic diversity;
  2. opportunities for well-rounded, comprehensive training in empirical research methods in field linguistics, psycholinguistics and corpus linguistics as well as in language technology; and
  3. a chance to participate in an international SSHRC funded Partnership involving collaboration with 27 researchers from 14 different partner organizations world-wide including leading research centers in the development of language technology and research on indigenous languages.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must contact in advance Dr. Antti Arppe (email:
arppe@ualberta.ca) in order to discuss their research interests and how they might match with the current research and development activities pursued by ALTLAb.

Following this, in order to apply, applicants should send by email to our Partnership office (21ct4il@gmail.com, Attn: Dr. Antti Arppe, ref: Grad 2021):

  1. a brief statement of research interests and relevant background;
  2. curriculum vitae (including possible publications and presentations);
  3. transcripts of university studies; and
  4. at least two confidential academic letters of recommendation delivered directly to Dr. Antti Arppe (arppe@ualberta.ca) by the referees.

We will start considering applications in January 2021. These positions are open until filled, but we urge applications to be submitted by
Sunday Jan 10, 2021, in order to meet the Linguistics departmental regular graduate application deadline on that day. These positions are for a start in September 2021.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

21C Partnership office: 21ct4il@gmail.com

FURTHER INFORMATION:

https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/call-for-graduate-student-ma-phd-applications-deadline-january-2021/

Dec 172020
 

L’Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congrès de 2021 virtuellement du vendredi 4 juin au lundi 7 juin 2021. Les membres de l’association sont invité.e.s à soumettre des propositions de communication (résumés) portant sur tous les domaines de la discipline. La conférence, en 2021, ne fera pas partie du Congrès des sciences
humaines.

Seul.e.s les membres en règle pour l’année 2021 peuvent soumettre des résumés (des exceptions sont possibles pour les membres de la communauté co-auteur.e.s). Pour devenir membre de l’ACL ou pour vérifier son adhésion, visitez le site : ​https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/claacl.

Il est possible de soumettre les résumés selon deux formats : présentation orale (20 minutes plus 10 minutes de questions) ou affiche. On demandera à ceux/celles qui ont choisi l’option affiche de faire une courte présentation avant la session des affiches. (Davantage de renseignements sur le format des affiches seront disponibles une fois que les notifications seront envoyé.e.s aux auteur.e.s.) Nous encourageons vivement les collègues établi.e.s à soumettre des résumés pour des affiches.

Soumission ici : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aclcla2021

Date limite : dimanche 21 février, 2021, 23:59 HNP

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2021 conference virtually from Friday June 4 to Monday June 7, 2021. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all areas of linguistics. This year’s conference will ​not ​be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

All authors must be CLA members upon abstract submission (exceptions can be made for community member co-authors). To become a member of the CLA or to check your membership status, visit https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/claacl.

Abstracts may be submitted in two categories: oral presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions) or poster presentation. Poster presenters will be asked to give a short lightning round presentation prior to the poster session. (Further details on the poster format will be provided when notifications are returned to authors.) We strongly encourage established scholars to submit their abstracts for posters.

Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aclcla2021

Deadline: Sunday February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PST

Séance spéciale sur la pédagogie

Cette année, il y aura une séance spéciale sur la pédagogie, portant sur l’enseignement de la linguistique à tous les cycles universitaires. Nous invitons les soumissions sur n’importe quel sujet relié à l’enseignement, y compris le matériel pédagogique, les techniques d’enseignement, l’évaluation ou d’autres questions pédagogiques précises. Les communications dureront 20 minutes, suivies de 10 minutes de questions. En plus de soumettre leur résumé au moyen d’EasyChair, les auteur.e.s sont prié.e.s de communiquer avec l’organisatrice, Liisa Duncan, à liduncan@yorku.ca, pour que leur communication soit prise en considération pour cette séance spéciale.

Special session on pedagogy

This year there will be a special session on Pedagogy relating to the teaching linguistics at any level. Submissions may focus on any aspect of teaching including, but not limited to, materials, teaching techniques, testing, and specific pedagogical issues. Talks will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Author(s) who wish their abstract to be considered for this session should additionally email organizer Liisa Duncan at liduncan@yorku.ca to indicate that they wish to be considered for the special session.

EXIGENCES

  1. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser une page (21,6 × 27,9cm soit 8½ × 11po) à simple interligne avec une police de caractères 12 points et des marges de 2,54 cm (1 pouce), plus les références.
  2. Une bibliographie complète des textes cités dans le résumé doit également être soumise sur une seconde page.
  3. Les exemples, tableaux et figures doivent être inclus dans la page de résumé.
  4. Les résumés doivent être soumis par voie électronique sous forme de fichier PDF; si votre résumé utilise des symboles phonétiques ou autres caractères spéciaux, veuillez vous assurer que les polices de caractères appropriées sont aussi incluses.
  5. Afin de préserver l’anonymat, les résumés ne doivent pas comporter de références superflues aux publications des auteur.e.s et aucune référence à des organismes subventionnaires de recherche.
  6. Les résumés doivent comprendre :
    • un titre;
    • un énoncé clair et explicite des questions de recherche examinées;
    • un énoncé clair du contexte de la recherche, y compris les références principales;
    • une présentation des principaux arguments, y compris, le cas échéant, les exemples les plus pertinents (dans le cas de recherche en cours, le résumé devrait inclure les résultats préliminaires);
    • des conclusions et une interprétation de leur signification.
  7. Les auteur.e.s sont prié.e.s de s’identifier seulement dans le formulaire de soumission de résumé et de soumettre un résumé anonyme.
  8. On ne peut soumettre qu’un seul résumé comme auteur.e et un seul comme co-auteur.e, ou bien deux résumés comme co-auteur.e.
  9. Les communications devront être présentées dans la langue utilisée dans le titre du résumé.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6 × 27.9cm, 8½ × 11in.), single-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch (2.54cm) margins, excluding references.
  2. A complete list of references cited in the abstract must also be submitted on a second page.
  3. Examples, figures, and tables must be included on the first page.
  4. Abstracts must be in PDF format; if you use phonetic transcriptions or any other special symbols, ensure that necessary fonts are embedded.
  5. To help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to the authors’ publications and should not contain acknowledgements to granting agencies.
  6. Abstracts should contain:
    • a title
    • a clear and explicit statement of the research question
    • a clear statement of the research context, including key references
    • an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable (for research in
    • progress, pilot results must be included and identified as such)
    • a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance
  7. Authors should identify themselves only on the abstract submission form—abstracts must be anonymous.
  8. Members are limited to one individual and one joint abstract submission, or two joint submissions.
  9. Papers must be presented in the language used in the title of the abstract.

FRAIS D’INSCRIPTION

Les membres en règle pour l’année 2021 pourront s’inscrire gratuitement à la conférence.

CONFERENCE FEES

Members of the CLA in good standing for 2021 will have a free registration option.

MEILLEURE COMMUNICATION ET MEILLEURE AFFICHE ÉTUDIANT.E.S

L’ACL accordera un prix pour la meilleure communication et la meilleure affiche concue et présentée par un.e ou plusieurs étudiant.e.s (Une description des critères d’évaluation est disponible à http://cla-acl.ca/prix-etudiants-student-awards/.) Seules les communications étudiantes sont admissibles au concours. Si votre directrice ou directeur de thèse et/ou de laboratoire est inclus.e en tant que co-auteur.e, vous pourriez soumettre votre proposition de communication sans indiquer son nom et, par la suite, souligner sa contribution pendant la présentation.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AND POSTER CONTEST

There will be awards for the best paper and the best poster at the CLA conference written and delivered by one or more students. The lightning presentation will be evaluated for the poster award. (Further information concerning the selection criteria can be found at ​http://cla-acl.ca/prix-etudiants-student-awards/.) Only presentations authored and presented by students may be considered for the competition. If your adviser and/or lab director is included as a co-author, you may submit your abstract without their name but acknowledge their contribution in your presentation.

ÊTRE MEMBRE A BEAUCOUP D’AVANTAGES! PLUSIEURS ATELIERS ORGANISÉS PAR L’ACL PRÉVUS POUR 2021!

L’ACL organise un atelier en ligne (gratuit pour les membres) sur comment trouver du temps pour écrire davantage pour la nouvelle année (8 janvier 2020). Après cet atelier, l’ACL organisera une série de sessions d’écriture via Zoom (les vendredis en janvier, février et mars). Renseignements et formulaire pour s’inscrire ici: https://cla-acl.artsci.utoronto.ca/temps-pour-ecrire/

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS REWARDS! UPCOMING 2021 CLA WORKSHOPS

The CLA is organizing an online workshop (free for members) on how to find time to write more in the New Year (January 8, 2020). Following on this workshop, the CLA will be holding a series of virtual co-writing sessions via Zoom (Fridays in January, February, and March). Details and registration form here: ​https://cla-acl.artsci.utoronto.ca/temps-pour-ecrire/

Dec 052020
 

Le Département de linguistique et de traduction de l’Université de Montréal sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint. Le domaine de spécialisation est la neurolinguistique, avec une expertise reconnue dans le domaine de l’acquisition (langue maternelle ou langue seconde) ou du bilinguisme.

The Department of Linguistics and Translation at l’Université de Montréal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is neurolinguistics, with recognized expertise in the fields of first or second language acquisition or bilingualism.

Dec 032020
 

Trouver du temps pour écrire pour la nouvelle année
11:00 pacifique / 14:00 est, vendredi 8 janvier 2021

Durée: une heure trente

Inscription: https://forms.gle/86NY2H9B2BEFj2mz8

Pour beaucoup d’entre nous, une des choses les plus difficiles à gérer lorsqu’on parle d’écriture est de trouver le temps pour écrire. Ceci est particulièrement d’actualité avec la pandémie, lorsque la plupart d’entre nous travaillent à la maison. Dans cet atelier, ouvert à tous/toutes les linguistes, peu importe leur niveau (étudiant.e.s, jeunes professeur.e.s, etc.), nous produirons un plan d’écriture réaliste pour le prochain semestre, en parlant ouvertement des obstacles qui nous empêchent d’écrire, et nous partagerons les stratégies efficaces qui permettent de libérer du temps pour l’écriture et la recherche. L’atelier sera divisé entre une session principale et des plus petits groupes pour la discussion.

En fonction de l’intérêt pour une telle activité, une seconde session pourrait être ajoutée à 9:00 pacifique / midi est.

Cet atelier est gratuit pour tous les membres de l’ACL; si vous êtes un.e étudiant.e présentement non-membre de l’ACL, demandez à votre département d’être sponsorisé.e!

Après cet atelier, l’ACL organisera une série de sessions d’écriture via Zoom, de midi à 15:00 (es) les vendredis en janvier, février et mars. Il s’agira de sessions informelles avec de courtes pauses pour discuter avec les participant.e.s.

Certaines semaines, cette session sera partiellement dédiée à d’autres thèmes comme l’écriture de résumés pour conférences, formulaires d’éthique, et comment trouver du travail avec un diplôme en linguistique hors de l’université. Nous recruterons des conférencier.e.s invité.e.s.

Cette série d’ateliers et de tables rondes est co-sponsorisée par l’ACL et la Revue canadienne de linguistique.

Finding Time to Write in the New Year
11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday January 8, 2021

Duration: 1.5 hours

Registration: https://forms.gle/86NY2H9B2BEFj2mz8

For many of us, one of the hardest things about writing is simply finding enough time to make progress on writing. This is especially true during the current pandemic when most of us are working from home. In this workshop, open to linguists at all stages of their careers (students, young professors, etc.), we will work towards making a realistic plan for writing in the coming term, by discussing what obstacles prevent us from writing, and sharing strategies for how to manage other obligations to leave time for writing and research. The workshop will be divided between a main session and small group discussions in breakout rooms.

Depending on interest, a second session may be added at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern.

This workshop is free to attend for all CLA members; if you are a student who is not currently a CLA member, inquire with your department about sponsoring student memberships!

Following on this workshop, the CLA will be holding a series of virtual co-writing sessions via Zoom, from 12-3 Eastern on Fridays in January, February, and March. These will be drop-in times where focused writing alternates with short social breaks.

Some weeks this slot may be partially dedicated to other writing and professional development panels and workshops such as abstract writing, ethics applications, and getting jobs outside of academia. We will be recruiting pertinent guest speakers.

This series of events is co-sponsored by the CLA and the Canadian Journal of Linguistics.

Nov 252020
 

Le Département des arts et lettres (DAL) de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi cherche à combler un poste de professeur.e invité.e pour œuvrer dans les programmes de l’Unité des Sciences du langage et communication.

L’affiche est disponible ici : http://www.uqac.ca/emploi/emplois/dad-648-professeur-e-invite-e-en-sciences-du-langage-specialisation-langues-autoch
tones/

Nov 132020
 

The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of French Experimental Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Application deadline: January 4, 2021

Oct 202020
 

Assistant Professor – Linguistics, First Language Acquisition
Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga
Req. ID: 405

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of First Language Acquisition. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a related area by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a record of excellence in research and in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Duties will include teaching in our Linguistics programs at all undergraduate levels, teaching at the graduate level, supervision of graduate students, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating in the academic life of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and develop and maintain an active, competitive, externally funded program of research.

Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated through publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, research grants and awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate Linguistics courses at the Department of Language Studies and will also undertake graduate teaching and supervision as a member of the Graduate Department of Linguistics at the St George campus, https://www.linguistics.utoronto.ca/.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca and https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined below), and copies of two representative publications.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference form each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed), and that the letters are submitted by the referees by the closing date.

The application deadline is December 16th, 2020. All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please consolidate all application attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 16th, 2020.

To apply please visit: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Assistant-Professor-Linguistics-First-Language-Acquisition-ON/542209417/

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

Diversity Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.