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Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta

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        1.     Sally Rice , Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Sally Rice <sally.riceualberta.ca>
Subject: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Alberta, Canada
Web Address: http://www.ualberta.ca
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Quantitative Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta invites applications for a tenured position in Quantitative Linguistics
at the Full Professor level. The successful candidate must hold the PhD and
will be exceptionally well qualified with an outstanding research record in
the application of quantitative, statistically-based techniques to the study
of language, particularly in the areas of morphosyntax, language processing,
and corpus linguistics. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active
research program, teaching/supervision in both our undergraduate and
graduate linguistics programs, and administrative service.

The Department of Linguistics has a strong commitment to empirical and
experimental approaches to linguistic research. The Department consists of
eleven full-time, continuing faculty members pursuing research projects in
experimental phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax and semantics of
Amerindian languages, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, language
documentation and revitalization, bilingual 1st and 2nd language acquisition
and language impairment, psycholinguistics, computational/historical
linguistics, and sociolinguistics. We usually have approximately 40 students
in our graduate program at any given time, of which roughly one quarter are
pursuing the MSc while the majority are working towards the PhD. More
information about the Department can be found at

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of
Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in
Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and services. The
University of Alberta serves over 38,000 students in more than 200
undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs (http://www.ualberta.ca).
The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and
one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada
(http://www.foa.ualberta.ca). The University's main campus is located in
Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The
Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a
population of approximately one million. Edmonton is located only a few
hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter
and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a letter describing their areas of
research interest, samples of publications, and, if available, a teaching
dossier and evaluations of teaching performance to Dr. Sally Rice, at the
application address or email address below.

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent in
confidence to the Chair. The closing deadline is 13 January 2012. The
effective date of employment will be 1 July 2012. Salary is negotiable and will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or
permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
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.

Application Deadline: 13-Jan-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Sally Rice, Interim Chair
Department of Linguistics
4-34 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7
Email Address for Applications: sally.riceualberta.ca
Application URL: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110716009
Contact Information:
Dr. Sally Rice
Email: sally.riceualberta.ca
Phone: +780-492-5500
Fax: +780-492-0806

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