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Job Announcement: Concordia University, Montreal

Historical Linguistics; Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Employer: Concordia University, Montreal

http://cmll.concordia.ca
Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Title: Limited Term Appointment
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Specialty: Indo-European
LL Issue: 24.434
Date Submitted: 23-Jan-2013
Job Description: The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for two (2) limited-term appointments in Linguistics. One position is for an Indo-Europeanist, with expertise in the classical languages being a particularly desirable attribute. One position is for a specialist in phonetics, preferably with a background in psycholinguistics and language acquisition. Demonstrated experience in teaching of relevant courses (including an Introduction to Linguistics) will be an asset. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or ABD status in Linguistics or a relevant field and proven excellence in teaching.
 
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Professor and Chair Mark Hale to the application address below (electronic applications preferred).
 
These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

All inquiries should be directed to Mark Hale at the contact email address below. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions have been filled. All applications should reach departments no later than March 1, 2013.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.
Application Deadline: 01-Mar-2013
Application Address: Mark   Hale , Professor and Chair
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal   Quebec  H3G 1M8
Canada 
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Mark  Hale , Professor and Chair
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