LINGUIST List 29.4052

Thu Oct 18 2018

Jobs: Semantics: Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 17-Oct-2018
From: Vicki Ferguson <>
Subject: Semantics: Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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University or Organization: The University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Semantics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Pragmatics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Formal Semantics to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, with a research specialization in formal semantics (possibly including formal pragmatics), and are expected to demonstrate a record of strong potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and to participate in graduate supervision. The ideal candidate should be able to teach not only courses in semantics and pragmatics, but also introductory or general linguistics courses.

We especially encourage applicants whose research involves a focus on empirical issues and involves primary data collection, particularly involving fieldwork but also possibly including experimental research. A research focus on under-studied languages is an additional asset.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, fieldwork, experimental linguistics and language acquisition, and a developing research and teaching capacity in computational linguistics. The Department is a centre for the study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website provided above for further details. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in research and teaching and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants are asked to provide:
- A letter of application,
- A curriculum vitae,
- Research and teaching statements (including evidence of teaching effectiveness),
- No more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents.

Applications must be submitted online at the application link provided below by December 1, 2018.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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: 01-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Vicki Ferguson

Page Updated: 18-Oct-2018