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Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta

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        1.     Lesley Cormack , General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta, Canada

Message 1: General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta, Canada
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Lesley Cormack <lesley.cormackualberta.ca>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair, 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: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta invites applications for the position of Department Chair with tenure at
the associate or full professor level. The Department consists of 11 full-time,
continuing faculty members and is currently home to 40 graduate students at
the Masters & PhD level. Linguistics has a strong commitment to empirical
and experimental approaches to linguistic research and faculty conduct
investigations in phonetics, the morphosyntax and semantics of Amerindian
languages, child bilingual acquisition and impairment, corpus linguistics,
psycholinguistics, phonology, cognitive linguistics, L1 and L2 acquisition,
language documentation & revitalization, computational historical linguistics,
and sociolinguistics. More information about the Department can be found at

The Chair will be someone with a strong sense of collaborative leadership and
a clear commitment to continuing to develop the Department's standing within
the University, within Canada, and internationally on the cutting edge of data-
centered approaches to the study of human language and linguistic
development. The Chair will support a culture of grantsmanship and
contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate programs in the
Department and will foster the activities of the in-house research facilities—
the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics, Language Documentation
Research Cluster, Alberta Phonetics Lab, and Language Acquisition Lab; an
active participation in one or more of these groups would be expected.

Candidates with demonstrated administrative experience will be preferred,
and must hold the PhD, together with a distinguished record in university
teaching and research (including a strong track record of appropriate grant
activity) in areas of interest to the Department. The successful candidate
should have strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to
excellence in teaching and research, as well as a scholarly track record
suitable for appointment at a senior rank.

UAlberta, one of Canada's largest and most accomplished research
universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million
with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living. Established
in 1908 as a board-governed public institution, UAlberta has earned the
reputation of being one of the top 5 universities in Canada based on its
strengths in teaching, research and service. UAlberta serves over 38,000
students in more than 200 undergraduate 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

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The
selection committee will begin consideration of candidates 31 Dec 2011.
Applications (including an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names of at
least 3 referees), nominations, or expressions of interest should be submitted
in confidence to Dean Lesley Cormack. Salary is negotiable and will be
commensurate with experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. UAlberta hires on the basis of merit
and is 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: 31-Dec-2011 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dean Lesley Cormack
Faculty of Arts
6-33 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5
Email Address for Applications: lesley.cormackualberta.ca
Web Address for Applications: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107315909/
Contact Information:
Dean Lesley Cormack
Email: lesley.cormackualberta.ca
Phone: +780-492-2787
Fax: +780-492-7251

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