Assistant Professor - Linguistics, First Language Acquisition

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Assistant Professor - Linguistics, First Language Acquisition

Date Posted: 10/13/2020
Closing Date: 12/16/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 405
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Department of Language Studies
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Description:

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of First Language Acquisition. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a related area by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a record of excellence in research and in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

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. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and develop and maintain an active, competitive, 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, the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

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

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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined below), and copies of two representative publications.

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.

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference form each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed), and that the letters are submitted by the referees by the closing date.

The application deadline is December 16th, 2020. All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please consolidate all application attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 16th, 2020.

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 [email protected].


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