LINGUIST List 29.4059

Thu Oct 18 2018

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, Carleton University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 18-Oct-2018
From: Bethany MacLeod <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: Carleton University
Department: School of Linguistics & Language Studies
Job Location: Ottawa, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: First Language Acquisition Position

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; First Language Acquisition


Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Linguistics with a specialization in First Language Acquisition at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019.

The School's Linguistics program is housed in a unit representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with degree programs in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies. Detailed information can be found at the department link provided above.

By July 1, 2019, applicants must have in hand a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field of research, such as Cognitive Science or Psychology, with a primary specialization in First Language Acquisition. We are interested in applications from candidates whose research includes one or more of experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches.

Applicants must also have a well-defined research agenda, an active research profile with a strong commitment to the dissemination of scholarship through publication, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a culturally-diverse student body in our undergraduate and graduate programs, to provide graduate supervision at the MA and Ph.D. levels, to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.

Application Instructions:
Applications should be submitted in one single PDF file to the attention of Jaffer Sheyholislami, Interim Director of SLaLS, at the application email provided below. Please indicate "First Language Acquisition position" in the subject line of your application. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and copies of representative publications. Three letters of reference should also be sent to the attention of Jaffer Sheyholislami.

The closing date for receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is November 30, 2018.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Bethany MacLeod

Page Updated: 18-Oct-2018