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Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta

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        1.     Sally Rice , Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Sally Rice <>
Subject: Quantitative Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta Department: Linguistics Job Location: Alberta, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Quantitative Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University ofAlberta invites applications for a tenured position in Quantitative Linguisticsat the Full Professor level. The successful candidate must hold the PhD and
will be exceptionally well qualified with an outstanding research record in
the application of quantitative, statistically-based techniques to the study
of language, particularly in the areas of morphosyntax, language processing,
and corpus linguistics. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active
research program, teaching/supervision in both our undergraduate and
graduate linguistics programs, and administrative service.

The Department of Linguistics has a strong commitment to empirical andexperimental approaches to linguistic research. The Department consists ofeleven full-time, continuing faculty members pursuing research projects inexperimental phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax and semantics ofAmerindian languages, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, languagedocumentation and revitalization, bilingual 1st and 2nd language acquisitionand language impairment, psycholinguistics, computational/historicallinguistics, and sociolinguistics. We usually have approximately 40 studentsin our graduate program at any given time, of which roughly one quarter arepursuing the MSc while the majority are working towards the PhD. Moreinformation about the Department can be found at

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University ofAlberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities inCanada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and services. TheUniversity of Alberta serves over 38,000 students in more than 200undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs ( Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, andone of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada( The University's main campus is located inEdmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. TheEdmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with apopulation of approximately one million. Edmonton is located only a fewhours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winterand excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a letter describing their areas ofresearch interest, samples of publications, and, if available, a teachingdossier and evaluations of teaching performance to Dr. Sally Rice, at theapplication address or email address below.

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent inconfidence to the Chair. The closing deadline is 13 January 2012. Theeffective date of employment will be 1 July 2012. Salary is negotiable and willbe commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians andpermanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens orpermanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to theprinciple of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourageapplications from all qualified women and men, including persons withdisabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Application Deadline: 13-Jan-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Sally Rice, Interim Chair Department of Linguistics 4-34 Assiniboia Hall University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7 Canada Email Address for Applications: Application URL:
Contact Information:
Dr. Sally Rice Email: Phone: +780-492-5500 Fax: +780-492-0806

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