LINGUIST List 29.3756

Fri Sep 28 2018

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Queen's University

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Date: 28-Sep-2018
From: Laurie Young <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: Queen's University
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Job Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Cultural Anthropology/Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Cultural Anthropology


The Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts & Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics.

The ideal candidate will have a scholarly interest, expertise and a publication record in the area of language in its social context, for example:
- Ethnography;
- Intercultural communication;
- Language contacts or creole linguistics;
- Indigenous heritage and language revitalization;
- Language and social justice;
- Language and power;
- Writing systems.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research relates to any of the languages offered in the department (Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish). The successful candidate will contribute to the new Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) Major and will demonstrate expertise in cultural diversity and inter-cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate will participate in developing and teaching a fourth-year capstone course for the LLCU Major, and is expected to teach one or more existing core courses in the Linguistics program.

The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs.

Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /permanent resident of Canada”.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

See full advertisement at

Application Deadline: 05-Nov-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Donato Santeramo
Queen's University, Kingston Hall
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
103 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Mrs. Laurie Young
Phone: 613-533-2113
Fax: 613-533-6496

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