LINGUIST List 13.52

Thu Jan 10 2002

Jobs: Modified #13.30: Dept Chair U/Alberta, Canada

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  1. Acting Dean Harvey Krahn, Modified Re: 13.30: Dept Chair, University of Alberta, Alberta Canada

Message 1: Modified Re: 13.30: Dept Chair, University of Alberta, Alberta Canada

Date: 10 Jan 2002 19:47:43 -0000
From: Acting Dean Harvey Krahn <>
Subject: Modified Re: 13.30: Dept Chair, University of Alberta, Alberta Canada

Rank of Job: Senior
Areas Required: Chair
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Final Date of Application: beginning Jan. 31 2002, until the position is
Contact: Acting Dean Harvey Krahn

Address for Applications:
Linguistics Chair Selection Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of

The Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, invites applications and
nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of
Linguistics. This tenured appointment will be made at the rank of
senior Associate or full Professor, and will normally be for a
five-year term, effective on or after July 1, 2002. The floor of the
2001-02 salary scale for the rank of Professor is $70,183. Applicants
should have a distinguished record of scholarship and professional
achievement in experimental or theoretical linguistics. Full
consideration will be given to all candidates with specializations
compatible with, or complementary to, any of the continuing research
strengths of the department. The successful candidate will also
possess strong teaching, administrative and leadership abilities.

The Department of Linguistics has been recognized as one of the
University's emerging areas of research excellence. Extensive
collaboration exists among researchers pursuing experimentation,
fieldwork, and linguistic theory, as well as collaboration with allied
fields in the cognitive science domain. Department members are
engaged in ongoing research, much of it grant-funded, in experimental
phonetics; phonology; syntax and semantics; fieldwork in aboriginal
languages; language acquisition; and psycholinguistic study of the
mental lexicon. The Department offers both graduate (PhD and MSc) and
undergraduate degrees, and values its reputation for excellence in
teaching and graduate training.

The Faculty of Arts is one of Canada's largest and most successful
liberal arts teaching and research centres, with leading graduate
programs in many areas. The Faculty is completing an extensive period
of renewal and is committed to ensuring that its many new and
projected hires reinforce the Faculty's lively and productive
intellectual environment. To learn more about the Department of
Linguistics and the Faculty of Arts, please visit our websites at and

As part of the application, candidates should submit a current
curriculum vitae, a brief outline of teaching and research interests,
and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent
confidentially to: Linguistics Chair Selection Committee, Faculty of
Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E5.
Applications are encouraged from Canadians, Permanent Residents of
Canada and non-Canadians and will be considered beginning January 31,
2002. The competition will remain open until a candidate is selected.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men,
including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities,
and Aboriginal persons.

The records arising from this competition will be managed in
accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).
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