LINGUIST List 24.1246

Wed Mar 13 2013

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 13-Mar-2013
From: Jill Given-King <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Language Variation and Change


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in Sociolinguistics/Language Variation and Change at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.

The position involves teaching courses in Variationist Sociolinguistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, and others to be determined from among courses such as the following: Introduction to Language, English Words, English Grammar and Historical Linguistics.

Qualifications required are a Ph.D. in Linguistics specializing in the quantitative analysis of language variation and change completed by July 1st, 2013, a record of excellence in research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include teaching and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link on the job website, which can be found at the application website address below.
For submission guidelines, please visit:

Your file should include:
1) a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a research statement
4) evidence of teaching ability;
5) the names and email addresses of three referees.
Please combine your application into one or two files. The online system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB in total) per profile.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by April 30, 2013.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, preferably as signed PDF documents on letterhead, sent directly to Professor Keren Rice at the address <> with the subject line: "Sociolinguistics/LVC Job – (your full name)".

More information on the University of Toronto ( ) and the Department of Linguistics ( can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics course descriptions are available at

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2013 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Graduate/Departmental Assistant Jill Given-King Email:

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