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.

Sep 212020
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Linguistics
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Linguistics is required. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches to linguistics, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially morpho-syntax (experimental work is a plus), and an interest in bilingualism and/or language acquisition. The prospective candidate must be able to teach courses such as: Language and Mind, Morphology 1, Syntax 1, Semantics, First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Canadian English, Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Systems: Linguistic Mechanisms, and Languages in Contact.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals/publishers in the field; presentations at major conferences; and strong recommendations from three referees.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Maria João Dodman, Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at lllchair@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the application process (https://apply.laps.yorku.ca). The form can also be found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without acompleted mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is available through the application process and can also be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 15, 2021.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and interest in this position, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, samples of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference. All these documents should be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 15, 2020.

Questions may be directed to Professor Maria João Dodman, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: lllchair@yorku.ca.

Posting End Date: January 15, 2021.

Jun 242020

L’Association canadienne de linguistique affirme le soutien de tou(te)s les membres noir(e)s de notre communauté au sens large: étudiant(e)s, enseignant(e)s, personnel de soutien dans les milieux de travail dont nous sommes séparé(e)s en ces temps difficiles, membres de famille, ami(e)s et voisin(e)s.

En tant que linguistes, nous sommes conscient(e)s de la force des mots et de la parole. Lorsque nous entendons « les vies noir(e)s comptent », nous le comprenons dans un sens inclusif, avec une emphase sur «aussi» ajoutée à la fin, et non pas dans le sens de «seulement» qui perpétue le discours de l’exclusion. Nous appelons tou(te)s les canadien(ne)s à réfléchir aux paroles qui vont être prononcées dans les jours et semaines à venir, en faisant particulièrement attention à la façon dont les informations sont communiquées et interprétées.

Nous reconnaissons également l’injustice historique et continue perpétrée contre les populations autochtones du Canada. Beaucoup d’entre nous avons eu l’honneur de partager vos langues, et nous appuyons l’opposition à l’oppression systémique qui est encore présente dans notre société.

L’ACL soutient les manifestations ayant lieu au Canada et à l’étranger, et nous exprimons notre solidarité avec nos collègues aux États-Unis, le pays natal de plusieurs membres de notre association et où beaucoup d’entre nous avons habité et fait nos études. Nous reconnaissons aussi que les chercheur(se)s et étudiant(es) noir(e)s sont sous-représenté(e)s dans notre discipline. Des voix noires sont présentes seulement en tant qu’objet d’études dans nos cours, et il est nécessaire de faire plus pour aider les voix noires à s’engager dans la recherche. Il y a beaucoup à faire, et nous sommes ouverts aux suggestions des membres au sein de notre communauté et en dehors sur la façon dont ce travail important peut être effectué.

The Canadian Linguistic Association asserts its support for all Black members of our extended community: students, instructors, support staff in the workplaces we are separated from during these difficult times, family, friends and neighbours.

As linguists, we are aware of the power of words and of speech. When we hear the words “Black lives matter”, we know that it is meant inclusively, with an emphatic “too” at the end, no matter how many choose instead to hear the word “only” at the beginning, perpetuating a narrative of exclusion. We call on all Canadians to reflect carefully on the words they hear over the coming days and weeks, paying attention to the choices being made in terms of how messages are being delivered and interpreted.

We also acknowledge the injustices, historic and ongoing, perpetrated against the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Many among us have had the honour of sharing your languages, and we stand with you in opposition to the systemic oppression still present in our society.

The CLA supports the protests taking place across Canada and beyond, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the USA, a country which is home for some of our members, and where many of us have lived and studied. We also acknowledge that Black scholars and students are underrepresented in our discipline. Black voices are often present only as an object of study in our courses, and we need to do more to empower those voices in our scholarship. There is much to do, and we welcome input from within our community and beyond on how we can best take on this important