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Jobs: English; Cognitive Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

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Date: 03-Aug-2018
From: Sian Echard <>
Subject: English; Cognitive Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of English Language and Literatures
Job Location: British Columbia, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Contemporary and Historical English Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; World Englishes

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in contemporary and historical English linguistics. A specialty in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:
- World Englishes or Global Englishes,
- Corpus linguistics,
- Cognitive linguistics,
- Pragmatics, and/or
- Stylistics.

The Department offers three undergraduate Majors streams: in English Literature, in English Language, and in a new, combined program in Language and Literature. The Language program covers history and structure of English as well as studies in rhetoric and discourse. The Department is engaged in an ongoing program of curriculum renewal, and welcomes applicants with innovative ideas about undergraduate and graduate courses in Language and in the combined Language/ Literature emphasis.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website, at the application link below, by October 15, 2018 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order):
- A letter of application,
- A current CV containing full contact information,
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews;
- Complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage),
- The diversity statement described above, and
- An example of their published research.
In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to

Position start date:
July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Sian Echard
Phone: 604-822-5127

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