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LINGUIST List 23.3697

Wed Sep 05 2012

Jobs: General Ling; Chair of Department: University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Sep-2012
From: Lesley Cormack <lesley.cormackualberta.ca>
Subject: General Linguistics; Chair of Department: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Edmonton, Canada
Web Address: http://www.ualberta.ca
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics within the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta invites applications for the tenured position of Department Chair at the
rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Department consists of eleven full-
time, continuing faculty members and currently is home to 40 graduate
students at the Masters and PhD level. The Department of Linguistics has a
strong commitment to empirical and experimental approaches to linguistic
research and its members conduct investigations in phonetics, the
morphosyntax and semantics of Amerindian languages, child bilingual
acquisition, child language impairment, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics,
phonology, cognitive linguistics, child and adult 2nd language acquisition,
language documentation and revitalization, computational historical
linguistics, and sociolinguistics. More information about the Department can
be found at www.linguistics.ualberta.ca.

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-
centred approaches to the study of human language and linguistic
development. The Chair will support a culture of grantsmanship, will
contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate programmes in
the Department and will foster the activities of the in-house research facilities
—the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics, the Language
Documentation Research Cluster, Alberta Phonetics Lab, and the Language
Acquisition Lab; an active participation in one or more of these groups would
be expected.

Candidates must hold a 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.
Demonstrated administrative experience will be preferred. 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. Salary is negotiable
and will be commensurate with experience and rank.

The University of Alberta, 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, the University of
Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the top five universities in
Canada based on its strengths in teaching, research and service. The
University of Alberta serves over 38,000 students in more than 200
undergraduate and 170 graduate programs (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 (www.arts.ualberta.ca).
To receive consideration, online applications (including an up-to-date
curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees), nominations, or
expressions of interest should be submitted by October 15, 2012, however,
the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please
contact the Dean, Lesley Cormack at the email address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dean Lesley Cormack
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/A110718471/Apply/
Contact Information:
Dean Lesley Cormack
Email: lesley.cormackualberta.ca
Phone: 780-492-2787
Fax: 780-492-7251
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