LINGUIST List 14.653

Thu Mar 6 2003

Jobs: Cultural Ling: Senior Research Chair, U/Alberta

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  1. dwohland, Cultural Ling: (Senior) Canada Research Chair, University of Alberta

Message 1: Cultural Ling: (Senior) Canada Research Chair, University of Alberta

Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 12:31:18 +0000
From: dwohland <>
Subject: Cultural Ling: (Senior) Canada Research Chair, University of Alberta

University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
Rank of Job: (Senior) Canada Research Chair
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Cultural Linguistics


Tier I (Senior Position) Canada Research Chair


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the
University of Alberta invites applications for a Tier I (Senior)
Canada Research Chair in Cultural Linguistics. The appointment will be
at Full Professor or at Senior Associate Professor level and takes
effect July 1st, 2004.

Modern Languages and Cultural Studies is home to almost forty faculty
members who teach and research in eleven language areas in applied
linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies, second language
acquisition, and folklore studies. The department fosters a unique
interdisciplinary atmosphere across disciplines and language areas
within the department, and encourages initiatives with colleagues in
other departments and faculties.

The area of Language Sciences is particularly strong at the University
of Alberta. Many new colleagues have been hired into related
disciplines such as linguistics, anthropology, cultural studies,
psychology, sociology, and others, and several large externally funded
research projects are underway. Research in Cultural Linguistics is
interdisciplinary by nature. Particular areas of interest include the
study of intercultural variations in cognition and communication, the
nature of cultural learning and the place in this process of semiotic
mediation, and the relation of typological features of languages to
the cultural beliefs and practices which motivate them, particularly
in situations of cross-cultural interaction or interface.

The successful candidate will have an international reputation with an
outstanding record of publications in one or more areas of Language
Sciences, demonstrated skill as a team builder and leader with vision
and energy, the ability to work across traditional disciplinary
boundaries, and the capacity to attract graduate student and
post-doctoral researchers. The successful candidate will be fluent in
at least one of the language areas taught in Modern Languages and
Cultural Studies (see website address below). The Tier I Chair will
play a leading role in promoting and guiding interdisciplinary
research and collaboration, particularly in relation to linguistics
and cultural studies.
Applications, including resume, all university transcripts, and three
letters of recommendation, should be sent directly to 

Dr. Donald Bruce, Chair,
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies:
Germanic, Romance, Slavic, Arts 200, 
University of Alberta, 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E6.

E-mail enquiries may be directed to; 
Tel: (780) 492-1997; 
Fax: (780) 492-9106.

First consideration of applications: March 30, 2003. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please visit our website at for information concerning the
department. Information concerning the Canada Research Chair program
at the University of Alberta can be found at and at Candidates
nominated by the Faculty must be approved by the University, and then
forwarded to the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat for final

The records arising from this competition will be managed in
accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will
be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens and permanent
residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The
University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are dedicated 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.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Chair Donald Bruce
	Arts 200
	University of Alberta
	Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
	Position is open until filled.
	Contact Information:
		Dolores Wohland
		Tel: (780)492-1997
		Fax: (780)492-9106
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