LINGUIST List 26.3141

Fri Jul 03 2015

Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Jul-2015
From: Keren Rice <>
Subject: Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Theoretical Syntax

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto (St. George Campus), invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Theoretical Syntax. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2016.

Qualifications include a proven record of research in theoretical syntax, preferably with a secondary interest in fieldwork on an understudied language, corpora, or experimental work. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must provide strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publication in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and endorsements from referees.

Duties include teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating in the academic life of the department.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Please combine your application into one or two files.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by October 15, 2015.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, preferably as signed PDF documents on letterhead, sent directly to Professor Keren Rice via email (address below) with the subject line: "Theoretical Syntax – (your full name)" by the job deadline date.

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Keren Rice

Page Updated: 03-Jul-2015