LINGUIST List 29.3528

Thu Sep 13 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

***************** LINGUIST List Support *****************

Fund Drive 2018
28 years of LINGUIST List!
Please support the LL editors and operation with a donation at:

Date: 12-Sep-2018
From: Sali A. Tagliamonte <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Cognitive Science of Language

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax


The Department of Linguistics and University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of the Cognitive Science of Language. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Linguistics (51%) and University College (49%).

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a related area by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in the field of cognitive science of language. We seek candidates with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise in experimental approaches in semantics/syntax and language acquisition and processing, and whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program in support of the research and teaching missions of the Department of Linguistics and University College.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the applications, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a departmental and a collegiate structure. For more information about the Department of Linguistics, see the department website provided above. For more information about University College, see

All qualified candidates are invited to view the full posting and apply at the application link provided below.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, a teaching dossier, and the names and email addresses of three referees.

Applicants must also arrange to have three signed letters of reference on letterhead, preferably as PDF documents, sent directly to Prof. Sali A. Tagliamonte via email to the contact information provided below with the subject line “Cognitive Science – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by November 21, 2018.

If you have questions about this position, please see the contact information provided below.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application Deadline: 21-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Sali A. Tagliamonte
Phone: 4169784029

Page Updated: 13-Sep-2018