LINGUIST List 23.4836

Tue Nov 20 2012

Jobs: General Ling; Typology; Algonquian Ling: Asst Prof, University of Manitoba

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 19-Nov-2012
From: Terry Janzen <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Typology; Algonquian Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Manitoba Department: Department of Linguistics Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Typology; Algonquian Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Algonquian linguistics, preferably specializing in Cree and/or Ojibwe, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2013. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization and in at least one core area of linguistics, graduate student supervision, participation in department initiatives such as the Summer Institute on Cree Language and Narrative (alternatively on Ojibwe), developing an active research program and service to the University community. Qualified candidates will have a PhD completed by the time of appointment, have active field-work experience with an Algonquian language, and be able to demonstrate competence in teaching and research. Evidence of scholarly peer-reviewed publications is preferred. The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. Position Number: 15335.

The Department of Linguistics, situated within a linguistically diverse geographical area, has long been a leading centre for the linguistic study of Indigenous languages of Canada, with particular attention to the Algonquian language family. While maintaining a strong commitment to core areas of linguistic teaching and research, the department has growing interests in typology and corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistic theory, and sociolinguistics. The department houses the undergraduate-level ASL-English Interpretation Program (jointly with Red River College). The department has an active graduate program, and wishes to continue attracting graduate students with research interests in Algonquian linguistics. There is potential for collaboration with other departments such as Native Studies, where both Cree and Ojibwe are taught, and which also has an active graduate program. More information can be found at

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for this position must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample of written work, preferably single-authored and published. Three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees.

Applications should be sent to Dr. Terry Janzen at the application address below.

Closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2012.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Terry Janzen Department of Linguistics 534 Fletcher Argue Building University of Manitoba Winnipeg R3T 5V5 Canada Contact Information:
Dr. Terry Janzen Email: Phone: 204-474-7081 Fax: 204-474-7671

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