Jan 182021

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


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.