LINGUIST List 22.4518

Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta

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        1.     Lesley Cormack , General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta, Canada

Message 1: General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta, Canada
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Lesley Cormack <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair, University of Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta Department: Linguistics Job Location: Alberta, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University ofAlberta invites applications for the position of Department Chair with tenure atthe associate or full professor level. The Department consists of 11 full-time,continuing faculty members and is currently home to 40 graduate students atthe Masters & PhD level. Linguistics has a strong commitment to empiricaland experimental approaches to linguistic research and faculty conductinvestigations in phonetics, the morphosyntax and semantics of Amerindianlanguages, child bilingual acquisition and impairment, corpus linguistics,psycholinguistics, phonology, cognitive linguistics, L1 and L2 acquisition,language documentation & revitalization, computational historical linguistics,and sociolinguistics. More information about the Department can be found at

The Chair will be someone with a strong sense of collaborative leadership anda clear commitment to continuing to develop the Department's standing withinthe University, within Canada, and internationally on the cutting edge of data-centered approaches to the study of human language and linguisticdevelopment. The Chair will support a culture of grantsmanship andcontribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate programs in theDepartment and will foster the activities of the in-house research facilities—the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics, Language DocumentationResearch Cluster, Alberta Phonetics Lab, and Language Acquisition Lab; anactive participation in one or more of these groups would be expected.

Candidates with demonstrated administrative experience will be preferred,and must hold the PhD, together with a distinguished record in universityteaching and research (including a strong track record of appropriate grantactivity) in areas of interest to the Department. The successful candidateshould have strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment toexcellence in teaching and research, as well as a scholarly track recordsuitable for appointment at a senior rank.

UAlberta, one of Canada's largest and most accomplished researchuniversities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one millionwith a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living. Establishedin 1908 as a board-governed public institution, UAlberta has earned thereputation of being one of the top 5 universities in Canada based on itsstrengths in teaching, research and service. UAlberta serves over 38,000students in more than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs( The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse facultyon campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in westernCanada.

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Theselection committee will begin consideration of candidates 31 Dec 2011.Applications (including an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names of atleast 3 referees), nominations, or expressions of interest should be submittedin confidence to Dean Lesley Cormack. Salary is negotiable and will becommensurate with experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians andpermanent residents will be given priority. UAlberta hires on the basis of meritand is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcomediversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men,including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, andAboriginal persons.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2011 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dean Lesley Cormack Faculty of Arts 6-33 Humanities Centre University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5 Canada Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dean Lesley Cormack Email: Phone: +780-492-2787 Fax: +780-492-7251

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