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LINGUIST List 24.3988

Fri Oct 11 2013

Jobs: Language Documentation: Asst Prof, University of British Columbia

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Oct-2013
From: Dr. Patricia A Shaw <patricia.a.shawubc.ca>
Subject: Language Documentation: Assistant 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://fnlg.arts.ubc.ca/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

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


The First Nations Languages Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Endangered First Nations/Aboriginal Language Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent) in a discipline directly relevant to the documentation, conservation, and revitalization of endangered languages, cultures, and Indigenous knowledge systems. Applicants will demonstrate a record of or clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to mentoring Aboriginal students, and a history of success in ethical engagement and respectful collaboration with Aboriginal communities, organizations, and/or institutions. Experience in curriculum development for and/or the teaching of endangered languages would be an asset, as would expertise in information, archival, and/or museum studies.

The appointment is to begin on 1 July 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Application materials should be received either in hard copy or via email no later than 30 November 2013.

Applications and queries about this position should be directed to the attention of: Dr. Patricia A. Shaw, Professor and Chair, First Nations Languages (FNLG) Program.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons, and especially Aboriginal/Indigenous scholars, to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

For the complete advertisement and details on specific application requirements for this Assistant Professor position, please visit the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2013
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Patricia A Shaw
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia
1866 Main Mall, Buchanan A240
Vancouver V6T 1Z1
Email Address for Applications: patricia.a.shawubc.ca
Web Address for Applications: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/academic-postings/
Contact Information:
Dr. Patricia A Shaw
Email: patricia.a.shawubc.ca

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