Jan 242020

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of General and Applied Linguistics with a primary specialization in Indigenous languages of the Americas, language revitalization and documentation commencing July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or expected date of defense in 2020 (at the time of the appointment) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics with demonstrated research and teaching experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, description, and documentation or archiving. Indigenous community engagement with a research focus on an Indigenous language are also required. Fluency in an Indigenous language of the Americas would be an asset. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching and a record of peer-reviewed academic publications.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.


The prospective candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and successful Linguistics department at the University of Saskatchewan by participating in course and program development with an Indigenous focus. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics, performing administrative service, maintaining an active research agenda, engaging in public service, attracting and supervising graduate students, and applying for external funding.

Salary bands: Assistant Professor: $96,301 TO 115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; Full Professor: $135,145 to $157,804. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor rank.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Application materials to be submitted via email:

  • cover letter;
  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • minimum of three letters or reference;
  • list and or description of courses they have taken;
  • copy of PhD degree or a statement of status in the program by the supervisor;
  • research statement (no more than 5 pages including references);
  • teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy (no more than two pages),
    teaching evaluations if applicable;
  • any supporting documents.

Please submit materials to:

Professor Olga Lovick
Department of Linguistics
Arts 924, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Telephone: (306) 966-1156
Email: linguistics.department@usask.ca

Application deadline along with all supporting documents is March 22, 2020; however applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.