LINGUIST List 26.5610

Thu Dec 17 2015

Jobs: Iroquoian; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Jennifer Murrin <>
Subject: Iroquoian; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and the Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Haudenosaunee Language and Culture

Job Rank: Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Iroquoian


The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and the Department of Linguistics (St. George campus) invite applications for a continuing full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) language and culture. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2016.

Qualifications include a record of excellence in teaching and fluency or near fluency in an Iroquoian language, with experience in teaching the language in a university setting. Knowledge of historical and contemporary Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) issues, including spiritual beliefs, traditions, culture, politics, history, values and language is also necessary. Community engagement and participation in language vitalization initiatives is desirable. 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 level, working with students, and participating in the language programs in the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and the names and email addresses of three referees who will submit letters of reference to support your application. Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have any questions about this position, please email the contact address below.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by January 22, 2016.

Submission guidelines can be found at the application website below.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Director, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives via email to the application email address below with the subject line “Haudenosaunee – (your full name)’ by the job deadline date of January 22, 2016.

Inquiries should be directed to

For more information about the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, see, and for more information about the Department of about the Department of Linguistics, see

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, 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: 22-Jan-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Administrative Coordinator Jennifer Murrin

Page Updated: 17-Dec-2015