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LINGUIST List 21.1743

Sat Apr 10 2010

Jobs: Canadian English: Director, Queen's University, Ontario

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        1.    Marta Straznicky, Canadian English: Director, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

Message 1: Canadian English: Director, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Date: 09-Apr-2010
From: Marta Straznicky <straznicqueensu.ca>
Subject: Canadian English: Director, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: Queen's University
Department: English / Strathy Language Unit
Job Location: Ontario, Canada
Web Address: http://post.queensu.ca/~strathy/
Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Lexicography; Canadian English


Description:

The Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University
invites applications for the position of Director of the Strathy Language
Unit. The position is for a five-year term (renewable) at 50% Full Time
Equivalent, beginning August 1, 2010. Reporting to the Head of the
Department of English, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the Unit, an endowed research unit whose mandate is to
provide an authoritative guide to spoken and written English in Canada. The
Unit maintains an electronic database of Canadian writings to facilitate
the task of studying English usage in Canada and is a national and
international resource for research on Canadian English. In addition to
administrative responsibility for the overall operation of the Unit, the
Director is responsible for maintaining its research collections, writing
an annual report to the Trust and the Head of the Department of English,
serving the academic and non-academic community as a reference resource on
English usage in Canada, and initiating or collaborating in a publishing
project consistent with the mandate of the Unit. Qualifications include a
graduate degree in English literature or linguistics, administrative
experience, excellent organizational and communication skills, and a
working knowledge of French. A knowledge of lexicography, electronic
language reference databases, and new publishing technologies would be an
asset. Consideration will be given to both education and experience.

Applicants should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and
should arrange for three referees to write directly to the address below.
Applicants are encouraged to consult the Human Resources website of Queen's
University (http://www.hr.queensu.ca, competition # 2010-040) and the website
of the Strathy Language Unit (http://post.queensu.ca/~strathy) for
additional information. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 15,
2010.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's
is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and
welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people,
persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender
identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Application Deadline: 15-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Marta Straznicky, Head
Department of English
c/o Human Resources
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada
Contact Information:
Professor Marta Straznicky
Email: straznicqueensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2154
Fax: 613-533-6872
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