Assistant Professor - Psycholinguistics

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TheDepartment of Linguistics and University College in the Faculty of Arts andScience at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenurestream position in the area of Psycholinguistics. The appointment will be atthe rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortlythereafter. This will be a joint appointment between the Department ofLinguistics (51%) and University College (49%).

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a closely relateddiscipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with ademonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in Psycholinguistics,with specialization in Sentence Processing or Language Acquisition, and morebroadly in Cognitive Science. We seek candidates with a research focus on theexperimental study of human language, who have a strong background intheoretical approaches to semantics/syntax and excellent quantitative skills,and whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen ourexisting departmental strengths.

Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independentresearch at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding,competitive and externally-funded research program in support of the researchand teaching missions of the Department of Linguistics and University College.

Candidatesmust provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record ofpublications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcomingpublications meeting high international standards, the submitted researchstatement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, andstrong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidenceof excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments,the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and theteaching evaluations submitted as part of the applications, as well as strongletters of reference.

Salarywill be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both adepartmental and a collegiate structure.
The Department of Linguistics is an international leader in linguistics withstrengths in Theoretical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics.For more information about the Department, see:

University College is the founding college of the University and has along-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4900undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engagein the wider world. The College’s Cognitive Science Program gives students theopportunity to explore the mind and its structures in an interdisciplinarycontext. For more information about the College, see:

Allqualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicantsmust submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a current curriculumvitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests,one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, and ateaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, coursesyllabi and teaching evaluations.

Applicantsmust also arrange to have three signed letters of reference on letterhead,preferably as PDF documents, sent directly to Prof. Sali A. Tagliamonte viaemail to [email protected] with the subject line:“Psycholinguistics – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attacheddocuments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows:
(1) Cover letter, CV, one recent article-length writing sample, and researchstatement; (2) Teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

Allapplication materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online byNovember 4th, 2019.

TheUniversity of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its communityand especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons ofcolour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons withdisabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the furtherdiversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief DiversitySurvey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you isconfidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resourcesstaff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For moreinformation, please see
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians andpermanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Linguistics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 22, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 4, 2019




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Posted: 7/24/2019
Application Due: 10/22/2019
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