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Assistant Professor - Linguistics, Theoretical or Laboratory Phonology

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Linguistics, Theoretical or Laboratory Phonology - 1804700


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical or laboratory phonology. The position start date is July 1, 2019.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. 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. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths (www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/department-language-studies).

The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in research and in teaching, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, independent, internationally competitive, and 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, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

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

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 www.utm.utoronto.ca/ and www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research and teaching (see details below), and two representative publications. All application materials must be submitted online. Please direct questions to [email protected]. The application deadline is January 10, 2019.

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.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant's research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by the referee to [email protected] by the closing date. Please ensure that the candidate's name and "Linguistics Search" are included in the subject line and that letters are on a letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

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.

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


Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Language Studies
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Nov 2, 2018
Job Closing: January 10, 2019, 11:59pm EST

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