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LINGUIST List 23.1649

Sat Mar 31 2012

Jobs: Quantitative Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Alberta

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Date: 30-Mar-2012
From: Sally Rice, Interim Chair <sally.riceualberta.ca>
Subject: Quantitative Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Web Address: http://www.ualberta.ca
Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Quantitative Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track position in Quantitative
Linguistics at an open rank. The successful candidate must hold (or be
close to completion of) a PhD in Linguistics or related field and
demonstrate outstanding potential for a teaching and research career. A
strong 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 is
desired. 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
35-40 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.

How to Apply:
Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent in
confidence to the Chair. The closing deadline is 1 May 2012. The effective
date of employment will be 1 July 2012. Salary is negotiable and will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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, contact information

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

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: 01-May-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Sally Rice, Interim Chair
4-34 Assiniboia Hall
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7
Email Address for Applications: sally.riceualberta.ca
Contact Information:
Professor Sally Rice, Interim Chair
Email: sally.riceualberta.ca
Phone: 780-492-5500
Fax: 780-492-0806
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