LINGUIST List 29.3870

Mon Oct 08 2018

Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, McGill University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 05-Oct-2018
From: Jessica Coon <>
Subject: Syntax: Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: McGill University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Montreal, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Syntactic Theory

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Department of Linguistics at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in syntactic theory at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2019. The Department welcomes applications from candidates whose research agenda complements the existing strengths of the Department, including candidates whose work draws on data obtained through fieldwork, or through experimental, quantitative, or computational methods.

The successful candidate that satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Theoretical Syntax, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Job Duties:
Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate research guidance and administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications and Education requirements:
A PhD in linguistics or a related discipline and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the area(s) of specialization.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: November 5, 2018

Applications must be submitted online to the application link provided below.
The following supporting documents are required:
- A letter of introduction
- A curriculum vita
- A statement of research
- A teaching statement
- Samples of research
- Teaching evaluations (if available)
- The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Jessica Coon

Page Updated: 08-Oct-2018