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

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 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 ( The form can also be found at: 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

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 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:

Posting End Date: January 15, 2021.