LINGUIST List 24.1303

Fri Mar 15 2013

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 15-Mar-2013
From: Florentine Strzelczyk <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Calgary Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Syntax


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Calgary is seeking to fill up to two 13-month Limited Term Assistant Professor positions beginning on July 1, 2013. Applicants should have a specialization in language acquisition, or a specialization in syntax, and an ability to teach senior level courses in their area(s) of research.

Teaching duties will consist of two courses per semester for two semesters, and may include the following courses: introduction to linguistics, language acquisition, syntactic analysis, and other option courses. There will also be a service load and opportunities to work with graduate students who are writing MA theses and Ph.D. candidacy papers and dissertations. The University of Calgary is a research-intensive institution, and the successful candidate for each position will have the opportunity to continue their research program while meeting the responsibilities of the position.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Linguistics. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and expertise in teaching, and a record of research publications.

Application Details:Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, sample publications, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, if available. Materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the email address below. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the email address below. At least one of the three letters must directly address the applicant's teaching ability.

A review of applications will begin immediately. The positions will remain open until filled.

Application documents should be e-mailed to the application email address below.

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk at the contact email address below. Questions about the application process can be directed to Department Administrator, Francey Pisicoli at

For more information on the Department of Linguistics and the University of Calgary, please visit our website:

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Florentine Strzelczyk Email: Phone: 1-403-220-6686

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