LINGUIST List 29.1493

Thu Apr 05 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Victoria

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 04-Apr-2018
From: Barbara Jenni <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Victoria
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University or Organization: University of Victoria
Department: Indigenous Education
Job Location: , Canada (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc Fellowship Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Indigenous language revitalization, Indigenous language learning


The University of Victoria’s Department of Indigenous Education (Victoria, Canada) invites applications for a limited term Post-Doctoral Fellowship position. The appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension for a second year. The position is salaried at $48,940 per annum and available after June 1, 2018, until filled.

The six-year NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘One mind, one people’ Research Partnership between UVIC and nine Indigenous community Partners works to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to reviving Indigenous languages in Canada. Our study captures the overlapping sites where Indigenous adults learn their language, as well as sites where they are able to pass it on to others. We also develop tools for language learning assessment and testing these with interested Partners. The foundational connection between language and wellbeing and the overarching goal to document language revitalization efforts across Canada frame and unite the research themes of our project.

Please visit for further descriptions of the project and research themes.

The successful applicant, under the supervision of Dr. Onowa McIvor, will carry out independent research related to Indigenous adult language learning. Responsibilities include:
- Develop and carry out community-based research related to Indigenous language learning
- Participate in Partnership knowledge creation and sharing, including presenting at All-Partners’ Gatherings and other relevant conferences, as well as publish in academic journals and other relevant media
- Contribute expertise to at least one research theme (see

Eligibility requirements:
- Completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to Indigenous language revitalization, including but not limited to education, linguistics, anthropology, public health, language assessment, etc. Ideally, but not necessarily, the PhD will have been completed in the four years immediately prior to the start.
- Lived experience in an Indigenous community
- Knowledge of an Indigenous language
- Demonstrated research experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, adult language learning, or similar fields
- Participation in community-based and community-driven projects
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent communication skills
- Willing to work or regularly meet on site at UVIC (negotiable)
- International applicants: obtaining relevant documents is the applicants’ responsibility. For information on work permits and other requirements visit Citizen and Immigration Canada ( and UVic immigration (

Application requirements:
Qualified candidates should send (by email, as PDF attachment) the following materials:
- A cover letter addressing the eligibility requirements
- A statement of research intent related to the research themes, max. 2 pages
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of two (2) references, including contact details (reference letters will be required for final decisions)
- Two (2) writing samples (published or unpublished) that best exemplify your scholarly work, along with an explanation of your role in each sample.

Questions related to the application process or position can be addressed to
Please send application materials electronically to

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Project Manager Barbara Jenni

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