LINGUIST List 29.4052
Thu Oct 18 2018
Semantics: Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia
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University or Organization:
The University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Linguistics
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web Address: https://linguistics.ubc.ca/
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Semantics
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
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.
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: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/
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
- A curriculum vitae,
- Research and teaching statements (including evidence of
- 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 ling.admin
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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2018
Web Address for Applications: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2091
Page Updated: 18-Oct-2018