LINGUIST List 22.3686

Wed Sep 21 2011

Jobs: Spanish; General Linguistics: Instructor, Carleton University

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        1.     Randall Gess , Spanish; General Linguistics: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Message 1: Spanish; General Linguistics: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date: 20-Sep-2011
From: Randall Gess <>
Subject: Spanish; General Linguistics: Instructor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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University or Organization: Carleton University Department: School of Linguistics and Language Studies Job Location: Ottawa, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invitesapplications for a two-year term (non-continuing) position in Linguistics(Phonetics and Phonology) and Spanish at the level of Instructor I,commencing July 1, 2012. Native or native-like fluency in Spanish isrequired, and a Ph.D. or equivalent in Spanish Linguistics or related area witha specialization in phonetics and phonology is preferred.

This is a teaching position with a load of seven courses per year over Falland Winter terms, with a possibility of one of the seven courses beingscheduled for the Spring term (May-June), subject to preferences of thesuccessful candidate and the needs of the School. The successful candidatewill be expected to teach undergraduate courses to a culturally diversestudent body. Potential courses are, for the Linguistics program (taught inEnglish): Phonetics, Phonology I, Phonology II, and Structure of Spanish; andfor the Spanish program (taught in Spanish): Spanish language at one of fourlevels, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, and topic(s) in SpanishLinguistics.

The School's programs in Linguistics and Spanish are housed in a unitrepresenting a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with courses inthese areas as well as Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Arabic,Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, as well asCommunication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and courses inEnglish as a Second Language for international students, immigrants andrefugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but in accordance withCanadian immigration requirements, applications from Canadians andpermanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is an excellentemployer, and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within itscommunity as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and socialstrength. We welcome those who would contribute to the furtherdiversification of our faculty and its scholarship, including but not limited towomen, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, andpersons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion ofOttawa, bounded by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal onthe other. Its prime location -- minutes from downtown, an internationalairport, and the Gatineau Hills -- enhances quality of life, and allows forrecreational opportunities for individuals and families. With a population ofalmost one million, the city of Ottawa is Canada's capital and reflects thecountry's bilingual and multicultural character.

Applications should be submitted via post or email to the application addressor email address below. Letters of application should be accompanied by acurriculum vitae as well as a concise dossier that includes written evidenceof teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference should be sent directly tothe Director. The closing date for receipt of applications, including the lettersof reference, is November 18, 2011.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Application Deadline: 18-Nov-2011 Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Randall Gess, Director School of Linguistics and Language Studies 215 Paterson Hall, Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Randall Gess Email:

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