LINGUIST List 29.3655

Sat Sep 22 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Lecturer, York University

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Date: 21-Sep-2018
From: Susan Ehrlich <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Lecturer, York University, Toronto, Canada
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University or Organization: York University
Department: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Lecturer (Tenure-Steam)

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching-stream (alternate stream) tenure-track position in General Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a teaching-intensive appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses.

A PhD in Linguistics is required. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially in phonetics/phonology, and can teach a significant number of courses from the following:
- Introduction to Linguistics,
- Language and Mind,
- Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences,
- Sociolinguistics, Phonetics (both articulatory and acoustic),
- Phonology, and
- Language Acquisition (both first and second).

The Linguistics Section is in the process of developing a new undergraduate degree program in Speech and Language Sciences and the successful candidate should be able to contribute to this program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and design. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Susan Ehrlich, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, S561 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: – (Subject line: “Linguistics Alternate Stream Position”). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Resident, and Indigenous people in Canada will be given priority.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Susan Ehrlich
Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 88717

Page Updated: 22-Sep-2018