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Sun Jan 20 2013

Jobs: Language Documentation: Assoc/Full Prof, University of British Columbia

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Jan-2013
From: Geraldine Pratt <geraldine.prattubc.ca>
Subject: Language Documentation: Associate/Full Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web Address: http://www.arts.ubc.ca
Job Rank: Associate Professor; Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; First Nations/Aboriginal Language Conservation and Revitalization


Chair, First Nations Languages Program

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position in the field of First Nations Language Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization. Appointment at an advanced rank (Associate Professor or Full Professor) will be considered, and candidates with experience in institutional collaboration with Indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a discipline directly relevant to the documentation, conservation, and revitalization of endangered languages, cultures, and Indigenous knowledge systems; a record of or clear potential for excellent research, teaching, publication, and student supervision; a strong commitment to mentoring Aboriginal students and community practitioners and teachers; and a history of success in ethical engagement and respectful collaboration with Aboriginal communities, organizations, and institutions. Experience in curriculum development for and/or the teaching of endangered languages would be an asset, as would expertise in computational methods for database analysis and archiving.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications and queries about the Chair position should be directed to the attention of: Dr. Geraldine Pratt, Associate Dean, c/o Judy Barry, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts, UBC at http://www.arts.ubc.ca/

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

For the complete advertisement and details on specific application requirements for the FNLG Chair position, please visit the application website address below.

Application Deadline:
Mailing Address for Applications:
Judy Barry
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia
1866 Main Mall (Buchanan A240)
Vancouver V6T 1Z1
Web Address for Applications: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/academic-postings/
Contact Information:
Dr. Geraldine Pratt
Email: geraldine.prattubc.ca

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