LINGUIST List 22.4907

Wed Dec 07 2011

Jobs: Phonology: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

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        1.     Edna Dharmaratne , Phonology: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Message 1: Phonology: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
Date: 06-Dec-2011
From: Edna Dharmaratne <>
Subject: Phonology: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia Department: Linguistics Job Location: Vancouver, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonology


The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia,Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Phonology tobegin July 1, 2012, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.The successful candidate should have a primary specialisation inPhonology. We especially encourage applicants with research expertise inlinguistic fieldwork on less well-studied languages, especially indigenouslanguages of the Americas, or languages of Asia or Africa. Candidatesmust have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field and are expectedto demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality research andteaching of a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program ofresearch, teaching (including graduate supervision), and service. Theposition is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensuratewith qualifications and experience.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia offersgraduate degree programs in Linguistics and in Cognitive Systems (aninterdisciplinary program involving several other departments) andundergraduate degree programs in Linguistics, Speech Science, FirstNations Languages & Linguistics, and Cognitive Systems. Research in thedepartment covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, andapproaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths informal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, languageacquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicativebehaviour. The department is a centre for the study of the indigenouslanguages of the Americas, with a particular focus on the First Nationslanguages of western Canada; there is also a long history of work onAfrican languages. See the department website( for further details.

Please send (electronically or by hardcopy) a letter of application,curriculum vitae, representative samples of published or unpublished work,evidence of teaching effectiveness, and any additional supportingdocuments to the address below by January 16, 2012. In addition,applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendationto be sent separately by the same date (again, electronically or byhardcopy) to:

Douglas PulleyblankChair, Search CommitteeDepartment of LinguisticsTotem Field Studios2613 West MallUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, B.C. V6T lZ4 Canada

Email: (with 'Phonology Search' in the subjectline)

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Allqualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcomeapplications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginalpersons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientationsand gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engageproductively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanentresidents of Canada will be given priority.

Application Deadline: 16-Jan-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Mrs Edna Dharmaratne Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Totem Field Studios 2613 West Mall Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Mrs Edna Dharmaratne Email: Phone: 604 822 4256 Fax: 604 822 9687

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